The Importance of Forgetting

The Importance of Forgetting
technology

Researchers at Vanderbuilt University have conducted experiments which explore ways of filtering information.

Francisco Hui
  • 9 november 2009

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have suggested a system of value assignment and selective forgetting is one way to cope with information overload.

The aspects of human memory considered for their research include time-based decay (memories disappearing over time), and interference (multiple memories vying for the same information whether they’re correct or incorrect). To test out their theory, they created algorithms for robots to use different methods of gathering and retaining information.

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