From: Discovery News

Bad Habit? You Can Forget About It

Discovery News:

Want to stop biting your nails? Forget that you learned how.

New research published in Psychological Science shows that purposefully wiping your memory of learning a new habit can help undo it. Participants who got in the habit of responding to certain words by striking a key with their right or left hand were able to forget those associations when told that the computer had crashed and instructed to forget what they’d learned. Half the participants weren’t told of the crash, and didn’t forget.

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