Human brain keeps memories tidy by pruning inaccurate ones

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www.princeton.edu An experiment conducted by Nicholas Turk-Browne, an associate professor of psychology at Princeton, and his colleagues found that the human brain uses memories to make predictions about what it expects to find in familiar contexts. When those subconscious predictions are shown to be wrong, the related memories are weakened and are more likely to be forgotten.

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