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  1. forgettingnoun

    The mental act by which something is forgotten.

Wikipedia

  1. Forgetting

    Forgetting or disremembering is the apparent loss or modification of information already encoded and stored in an individual's short or long-term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage. Problems with remembering, learning and retaining new information are a few of the most common complaints of older adults. Studies show that retention improves with increased rehearsal. This improvement occurs because rehearsal helps to transfer information into long-term memory.Forgetting curves (amount remembered as a function of time since an event was first experienced) have been extensively analyzed. The most recent evidence suggests that a power function provides the closest mathematical fit to the forgetting function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetting

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  1. Forgetting

    Forgetting refers to apparent loss of information already encoded and stored in an individual's long term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage. Problems with remembering, learning and retaining new information are a few of the most common complaints of older adults. Memory performance is usually related to the active functioning of three stages. These three stages are encoding, storage and retrieval. Many different factors influence the actual process of forgetting. An example of one of these factors could be the amount of time the new information is stored in the memory. Events involved with forgetting can happen either before or after the actual memory process. The amount of time the information is stored in the memory, depending on the minutes hours or even days, can increase or decrease depending on how well the information is encoded. Studies show that retention improves the increased rehearsal. This improvement occurs because rehearsal helps to transfer information into long term memory. - practice makes perfect. It is subject to delicately balanced optimization that ensures that relevant memories are recalled. Forgetting can be reduced by repetition and/or more elaborate cognitive processing of information. Emotional states are just one of the many factors that have been found to effect this process of forgetting. As a disorder or in more severe cases this may be described as amnesia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forgetting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forgetting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Forgetting in a Sentence

  1. Jack Kerouac:

    Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.

  2. David Gaud:

    If Hong Kong is losing mandates to the U.S. or in the future to Shanghai, it is good the situation is reviewed, but they would need to balance what they are giving away to the major shareholders, founders and promoters, by not forgetting about the minority shareholders.

  3. President Obama housing secretary:

    Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?

  4. Alfred Brophy:

    Removing these statues facilitates people forgetting about the bad old days, we have this idea that it is all about morals, but you have to contextualize these issues.

  5. Ernest Hemingway:

    The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

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