The benefit of forgetting.

  title={The benefit of forgetting.},
  author={Melonie Williams and Sang W. Hong and Min-Suk Kang and Nancy B. Carlisle and Geoffrey F. Woodman},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={20 2},
Recent research using change-detection tasks has shown that a directed-forgetting cue, indicating that a subset of the information stored in memory can be forgotten, significantly benefits the other information stored in visual working memory. How do these directed-forgetting cues aid the memory representations that are retained? We addressed this question in the present study by using a recall paradigm to measure the nature of the retained memory representations. Our results demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING