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February 15th 2016:Why Forgetting Is Important To Us

Forgetfulness is a default state that allows us to learn and to remember better. In an Internet age we are asked to remember disconnected facts and the inability to remember them causes anxiety. It's important to remember that the brain has evolved over the millennia to be able to forget. It is only by forgetting that we learn to stop counting with fingers and do mental math. It is only through forgetting that we learn to fall in love again.

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Gayatri Devi, MD, FACP, FAAN

Gayatri Devi, MD, FACP, FAAN, is a Clinical Associate Professor at NY University School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is a board certified neurologist, with additional board certifications in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Physicians, and of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Devi has specialized in the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders related to aging and menopause for 20 years. Dr. Devi has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of memory loss and has presented at conferences worldwide. Her current focus of research is the use of br
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