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Why Forgetting is Good for Your Memory

September 22, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is joined by Dr. Scott A. Small, a physician specializing in aging and dementia and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, where he directs the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He has run a National Institutes of Health–funded laboratory for over twenty years and has published more than 140 studies on memory function and malfunction, research that has been covered by The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time. His insight into Alzheimer’s disease recently led to the formation of Retromer Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company which he co-founded. Raised in Israel, he now lives in New York City.

In this episode, Dr. Small, author of the recently published book, Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering, explains why forgetfulness is good for us—and, alongside memory, it is a required function for our minds to work best

Check out his book Forgetting on Amazon.

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