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Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering by Scott Small

Oct 29, 2021 11:14:36 AM / by Tim McCarthy

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Editor’s note:  It’s funny that I was told this book is “easy to read” because for me, it was not.  Small is a scientist and therefore while more reachable than most, it was still a slog for me, albeit a worthwhile slog.  Perhaps you, like me, worry on both sides of the memory equation; forgetting and/or remembering too much.  Dr. Small made me understand a bit of brain science and that the absence of balance are the extreme mental diseases dementia and autism.   The kind of stuff most of us deal with is just the regular functioning brain, remembering and forgetting as needed for a healthy life.

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