A new report in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review reveals that people can intentionally forget previously experienced events by changing their mental representations of contextual information associated with those events. The work has been featured in numerous scientific blogs, Psychology Today, and the Guardian, among others.
The Memory Dynamics Lab extends its heartiest congratulations to senior project student Eleonora Beier as she prepares to head off to graduate school with a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Nora plans to continue her work on music cognition and language.
In a recent issue of Nature Communications, we show that suppressing past events induces an “amnesic shadow” for experiences near in time to suppression, consistent with a global disruption to hippocampal function. The work has been featured in the Guardian and other press outlets, highlighted in Nature and by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and discussed in numerous science blogs.