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Some people are very [forgot / forgetful] , while others can remember everything they have done. Scientists know a [lot / loads] about how our brains store and remember [facts / fact] and experiences. There is little research [in / on] how or why the brain forgets things. A new study looks at forgetting. [A / The] team of researchers from the USA studied the [brains / brain's] process of forgetting things. The researchers are cognitive neuroscientists. They study the brain and how it thinks and [workings / works] . Their work may help people who have memory problems. It may also help those [on / with] depression and dementia. The [leads / lead] scientist, Marie Banich, said: "It may sound surprising that people can control [which / what] and how they forget."

Professor Banich said forgetting [is / be] important. She said it keeps the brain working [smooth / smoothly] . Her research found ways that people remove information [from / of] their brain. She said: "We have control over the ability to remove information from…[your / our] thoughts." This is important because it means we can focus [on / in] more important tasks. However, although we can control what and how we forget, the [art / act] of forgetting needs a lot of effort. Another researcher, Sara Festini, agreed. She said: We've [find / found] that intentionally forgetting no-longer-relevant information from the [mend / mind] is beneficial, but it doesn't [happen / happening] automatically." Researchers will now look at why we forget [recently / recent] events, like where we left our keys.

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