To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

“Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all,” said Oliver Hardt, who studies memory and forgetting at McGill University in Montreal. The process is necessary for the functioning of a healthy brain—just as important as the ability to remember.

Read this fascinating article on the latest research into the theory of ‘forgetting’ as an active component of the long-term memory process.

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget | Quanta Magazine

5min PPT: #Memory (4)

As part of our “5 Minutes for Inclusion” series, a short PowerPoint to support a training session containing tips for working with children who have poor memory. Strategies such as

  • Chunking information
  • Simplifying
  • Presenting information clearly (aka “differentiation by input”)

Many thanks to Neil MacKay and “The Memory Lite Classroom” from which these ideas are taken.

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