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CHAPTER II

The Role ofRemembering andthe Importance ofForgetting

We all know the feeling. We meet someone at a party whose name we can’t recall. At the ATM, we try desperately to remember the PIN of a bankcard we haven’t used in a while. We wander through a parking garage in search for our car, because we can’t remember where exactly we left it. I know because I have been scolding myself in such situations for my feeble remembering skills. We may not like it, but forgetting is something very human. It is part of how our mind works. Or do you actually remember in detail what you talked about with your partner last week, had for dinner two days ago, or what exactly was said on television just this morning?

Human Memory

The human brain is superbly ...

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