By Neuroscience News
Forgetting" might be a unique form of learning, neuroscientists reveal.
Memories change based on environmental feedback, not just a brain's "bug".
Forgetting can lead to more adaptable behavior in an ever-changing world.
Studies show "every day" forgetting has distinct effects on specific brain memories.
Experiences closely spaced in time can cause us to forget recent memories.
Light stimulation on engram cells can retrieve seemingly lost memories in mice.
Forgotten memories can be reactivated and even updated with new data.
Natural forgetting's reversibility offers hope for conditions like Alzheimer's disease.