Dr. Robert Bjork (UCLA) talks about how forgetting is not simply losing something from memory. In fact, the very conditions that produce forgetting of information can actually enhance learning when that same information is studied again. Watch this video to hear about how forgetting can lead to remembering.
From GoCognitive.

Dr. Bjork explains how he became interested in memory research. One of the issues that captured Dr. Bjork’s interest from early on was how our intuitions about learning misleads us into adopting less effective study habits.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Bjork (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Bjork was a past president of the American Psychological Society (APS), served as Editor for Memory & Cognition and Psychological Review, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.

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