selective memory

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se·lec·tive mem·o·ry

reception or retrieval of only some of the events in an experience.
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selective memory

The recollection only of particular aspects of an event or experience; limited recall.
See also: memory
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The best way to avoid selective memory is to keep a track record of all trades - and the discipline to follow your written plan.
"He (Chidambaram) attacked Yashwant Sinha by stating that he was having a distant memory, while I want to say that he is suffering from selective memory. I want to say that Congress led UPA in general and Chidambaram in particular are the biggest patron of crony capitalism in India.
These blocks implement several recursive identification algorithms: Least Square Method (RLS) and its modifications, Recursive Leaky Incremental Estimation (RLIE), Damped Least Squares (DLS), Adaptive Control with Selective Memory (ACSM), Instrumental Variable Method (RIV), Extended Least Square Method (RELS), Prediction Error Method (RPEM) and Extended Instrumental Variable Method (ERIV).
SIR ALEX FERGUSON'S getting on a bit, sometimes he suffers from selective memory.
The coaches, players and teams that it might be profitable to follow next season will include those whose popular reputation is based on either selective memory or unfair interpretation of things that happened in previous seasons..
A big part of the problem is that life insurance and annuities, In particular, serve over a long period of time and they are frequently subject to the selective memory of policyholders.
Like other forms of autobiography, the political memoir is an odd mishmash of fact, selective memory, coy evasions, breast-beating and self-serving interpretive spin.
My daughter tells me I practice selective memory, that I erase the
Will Doig is either suffering from selective memory, or he's seen fit to obscure reality so as to bolster the credibility of his article du jour.
Coun Kath Hartley has a very selective memory it seems.
RB says: I suggest you visit a doctor immediately and see if there's anything he can prescribe for your selective memory. Presumably you've forgotten that last season the ageing hasbeen in question (right) terrorised Chelsea in the Champions League and then swung the final against Arsenal when he came on and set up both of Barcelona's goals.

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