Some people are very forgetful, while others can remember everything they have done. Scientists know lot about how our brains store and remember facts and experiences. There is little research on how or why brain forgets things. new study looks at forgetting. team of researchers from USA studied brain's process of forgetting things. The researchers are cognitive neuroscientists. They study brain and how it thinks and works. Their work may help people who have memory problems. It may also help those with depression and dementia. lead scientist, Marie Banich, said: "It may sound surprising that people can control what and how they forget."
Professor Banich said forgetting is important. She said it keeps brain working smoothly. Her research found ways that people remove information from their brain. She said: "We have control over ability to remove information from…our thoughts." This is important because it means we can focus on more important tasks. However, although we can control what and how we forget, act of forgetting needs lot of effort. Another researcher, Sara Festini, agreed. She said: We've found that intentionally forgetting no-longer-relevant information from mind is beneficial, but it doesn't happen automatically." Researchers will now look at why we forget recent events, like where we left our keys.