Can memory retained in long-term memory (LTM) be intentionally forgotten? If yes, what’s the neurological mechanism? If not, where does it happen?
With regards to short-term memory (STM), however, we still don’t fully understand the mechanisms of how we unconsciously and selectively forget certain information but memorize the rest by permanently retaining them into LTM. This is the key mechanism of learning. Guess what one can do if it’s consciously controllable one day.