Active forgetting of olfactory memories in Drosophila.

  title={Active forgetting of olfactory memories in Drosophila.},
  author={Jacob A. Berry and Ronald L. Davis},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
Failure to remember, or forgetting, is a phenomenon familiar to everyone and despite more than a century of scientific inquiry, why we forget what we once knew remains unclear. If the brain marshals significant resources to form and store memories, why is it that these memories become lost? In the last century, psychological studies have divided forgetting into decay theory, in which memory simply dissipates with time, and interference theory, in which additional learning or mental activity… CONTINUE READING


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