The value of forgetting
Broadcast: Midmorning, 01/27/2009, 10:06 a.m.
Those of us who find forgetfulness troubling might be relieved to know that forgetting is as important, if not more so, than remembering.
- Gayatri Devi: MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine. She's also director of New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services.
- James McGaugh: neuroscientist and founding director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California-Irvine. Currently, he's studying people who have an unusual ability to recall the past, including the smallest details.
- A Case of Unusual Autobiographical Remembering, co-authored by James McGaugh
- About Gayatri Devi
- Wall Street Journal: Forgetting Has Its Benefits