Science Has Figured out Why You Don’t Have Total Recall and How Your Brain Deletes Information on Purpose
So that means—wait, where was I going with this?
We know a decent amount about how the brain works, but forgetting was a fittingly mysterious process until now. New research shows that forgetting isn't just something that happens accidentally and unfortunately and leaves you locked out of your apartment. No, it's something your brain does deliberately, because it's apparently a complete jerk.