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for·get·ting

(fōr-get'ing),
Being unable to retrieve or recall information that was once registered, learned, and stored in short-term or long-term memory.

forgetting

An inability to remember or recognise things previously learned.

forgetting

Inability to remember something previously known or learned.
See: memory
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Our human minds developed a rather effective mechanism to balance remembering and forgetting. Humans don't have to do it consciously.
2) Forgetting makes experiential learning possible.
Besides the occasional memory gaffe, the brain's approach to forgetting serves us well, and our retrieval failures help prune away memories that we don't really need.
This destination memory directed forgetting task was adopted from studies assessing destination memory in normal aging and pathological aging [27, 29-32].
In another word organizational learning is associated with purposeful organization forgetting. This means that all companies which want to make some changes, are needed to forget the old knowledge that kept them in past beside of new knowledge development [12].
I think I'm better off forgetting stuff and not remembering it rather than remembering and having guilt for forgetting.
I would argue, however, that the act of forgetting in Char is different from Ricoeur's notion in that Char's emphasis is neither on the past as "being-no-longer," a terminated past, nor on the past as "having-beenr a past continuing into the present.
To illustrate the fear of forgetting, Engel carefully illustrates the relationships of a variety of examples from visual culture to representations of memory and to several classical and Renaissance texts.
His exploration of memory and forgetting is informed by recent advances in cultural studies; that is, he offers a historical and theoretical study of memory and forgetting as cultural discourses.
This brings to mind the truism that history is as much about forgetting as it is about memory, a truism particularly apt when it comes to American history and its relationship to slavery.
Demonstrating a common pattern associated with forgetting struggles, CMT began resolving conflicts by reverting to what had worked in the past.
Memory, History, Forgetting. Translated by Kathleen Blamey and David Pellauer.