The Art of Forgetting

  • Ivan Izquierdo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ivan Izquierdo
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ivan Izquierdo
    Pages 7-60
  4. Ivan Izquierdo
    Pages 61-62
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 63-64

About this book


How do we forget? Why do we need to forget? This book intends to answer to these and other questions. It aims to demonstrate that each one is who it is due to their own memories. Thus, distinguish between the information we should keep from those we should forget is an difficult art. In this book, the author discusses about the different types of memory, the main types of forgetting (avoidance, extinction and repression), their brain areas and their mechanisms. In this sense, the art of forgetting, or the art of do not saturate our memory mechanisms, is something innate, that benefits us anonymously, keeping us from sinking amidst our own memories. The essays that compose this book go through several aspects, since individuals to societies' memory. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to understand that we forget to be able to think, to live and to survive.


Forgetting Memory Neurosciences

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivan Izquierdo
    • 1
  1. 1.Memory Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, and National Institute of Translation Neuroscience, National Research CouncilPorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06715-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06716-2
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