Brain and Forgetting

Brain and Forgetting


Forgetting is good for the brain: deleting unnecessary information helps the nervous system retain its plasticity.


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To function properly, the human brain requires the ability not only to store but also to forget: Through memory loss, unnecessary information is deleted and the nervous system retains its plasticity. A disruption of this process can lead to serious mental disorders.

Basel scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that actively regulates the process of forgetting.


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