Research shows that under certain circumstances, we can train ourselves to forget details about particular memories.
September 3, 2012 Our capacity to forget is as important, and certainly as interesting, as our ability to remember. But can we train ourselves to suppress certain memories, or the meaning we attach to life events?
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Researchers are using MRI scans to learn more about the brains of people with extraordinary memory.
August 20, 2012 People with extraordinary autobiographical memories also tend to have obsessive tendencies, researchers are learning. Brain scans reveal structural differences in the brains of these people, including a larger-than-normal caudate, a brain area linked to OCD.
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