Can You Create Forgetfulness? Unlearning?

How do you forget something, so it is easier to learn something new? What are your views about forgetting? Unlearning? As a sales and marketing person, I am always trying to create an edge on how to introduce something new. I bet others think and struggle along that line or the sayings like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” (book of...

How do you forget something, so it is easier to learn something new?

What are your views about forgetting? Unlearning?

As a sales and marketing person, I am always trying to create an edge on how to introduce something new. I bet others think and struggle along that line or the sayings like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” (book of ‘Husbandry’ -1523) would not exist. The thinking has been around a while and recently has become prominent in the innovation realm of today.

My research found though it is a passive act of decay (storage), the most relevant to the situation is what becomes active (retrieving). The lack of reinforcement or replacement with something that is more situationally /seemingly relevant is what causes forgetting. 

Last week, The Oxford Review, who I have done work for and am a subscriber, published their finding “The Oxford Review Research-Based Guide to Unlearnings.” Always interesting to see what evidence-based research says.

Link to the special report: https://lnkd.in/ew6URTe

How We Learn by Benedict Carey, Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2CViGZW

Source: business901.com