Forget about it: Investigating how we purge thoughts from our mind

Forgetting is not always easy. If you have ever tried to erase that annoying earworm from your mind or stop thinking about whether you locked the door after leaving the house, you know how disruptive it can be to think about something irrelevant to the task at hand. While much work in cognitive neuroscience focuses on how the human brain remembers and retains information, some cognitive neuroscientists have instead turned to forgetting—working to track exactly how we forget a piece of information and what it means for patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders.

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