A video of the annual joint British Psychological Society/British Academy lecture 'Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of motivated forgetting' is now available online.
How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture happening today in London.
Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of 'motivated forgetting'
Dr Michael Anderson
Thursday 17 September 2015, 6-7.15pm, followed by a reception
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture on Thursday 17 September in London.
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** Please note: This event is now fully booked **
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