With each passing day, innumerable memories form in our minds but we forget most of them, but why?
The common misconception is that being stubborn is not a bad sign, but can be a form of learning.
The claim was made in a medical study in Ireland.
Research from Trinity College found that changes in our ability to access specific memories are caused by factors such as environmental feedback and predictability.
Research has shown that forgetfulness can be an active feature of the brain that enables it to connect with the environment.
According to research, forgetting some memories can be useful for more flexible attitudes and better decision-making because forgetting memories that are not connected to the environment is a positive sign for the betterment of our personality.
Researchers believe that this is how we learn to forget certain memories and remember important things.
He added that memories are stored in neurons called Ingram cells and that the process of recalling them involves the activation of these neurons.
“We believe that forgetting is the result of circuit remodeling that makes accessible Ingram cells inaccessible. We believe this is part of the learning process so that we can access only the memories that are present in the environment,” he said.
The findings were published in the medical journal Nature Reviews Neurosciences.
Earlier, a study published in the medical journal Neuron in 2017 stated that forgetting old memories and creating new ones has evolutionary benefits, for example, it helps people adapt to new situations.
Researchers say that if you keep going to different areas and your brain keeps coming up with conflicting memories, it will be very difficult to make a timely decision.
In this regard, the brain helps to forget various things but remembers the important things, which helps in understanding the past experiences and makes it possible to apply them better in the present situation.
He said that being overweight can be a cause for concern, but sometimes forgetting is a sign of good intelligence which shows that your memory system is working in a healthy and correct way.
General Causes of Forgetting?
1- We do not learn the material well
2- Defensive Forgetting
5- Change cues
6- Lack of attention
7- Poor Efforts
8- Negative Self Concepts