The Upside of Forgetting

The Upside of Forgetting

Letting go of extraneous information is key to making new memories. Image of girl and glass jar via Shutterstock.

Sleep: It Does a Memory Good

By Kimberly Fenn Ph.D.
The most important time for your memory may be when you are unconscious.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

By Garth Sundem
How, and how NOT, to learn anything

The Past: Don't Dwell on It, Revision It! Part 1

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
You "loiter" in the past at your own peril.

Letting Go of What You Cannot Change

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Turn what you cannot change into peace and contentment with this very moment.

Life Transitions: Juggling Past, Present, Future

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Is your past in front of you, blocking your present and future happiness?

Memories Lodged in a Broken Brain

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Post-brain-attack, an author finds way to make sense of his life.

The Neuroscience of Regret

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How our brains learn to let go of regret as we age — and why some people don't

Release the Past So You Don't Get Stuck in Groundhog Day

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Why We Keep Repeating Old Patterns and How We Can Change

Camille Noe Pagán: The Art of Forgetting

By Jennifer Haupt
How much of our memories is just wishful thinking?