A new study led by Dartmouth’s Jeremy Manning has shown that people can deliberately forget bad experiences by changing the way they think about them, reports The Daily Mail.
The findings from the study, done by researchers from Dartmouth and Princeton, “could help in the development of new educational tools, or even help to diminish harmful memories, especially in people with post-traumatic stress disorder,” writes the newspaper.
The process, Manning tells the Mail, is like “intentionally pushing thoughts of your grandmother's cooking out of your mind if you don't want to think about your grandmother at that moment. We were able to physically measure and quantify that process using brain data.”
Manning is an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences.
Read the full story, published 5/6/16 by The Daily Mail.