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  1. In this sense, there is no memory limit, moreover, many experts agree that the more information is already remembered, the easier it is to remember new information. This can be compared to a sieve, if the sieve has a large cell, then the information passes through it without stopping, if the cell is small, then it is necessary, the association will work somewhere and the information will get stuck. This makes it easier for a programmer to remember a new algorithm, for a doctor to learn information about a new drug, or for a mathematician to learn a new formula.

    Difficulties may arise for mnemonists who use special techniques to memorize a large amount of data at a time. Problems arise during playback when information stored in other performances may pop up, since the methods of memorizing them do not change from time to time. Here they have a problem to forget what they remember.

  2. The question goes beyond the current knowledge of the mechanism of memory.
    One can only guess.
    Personally, if I had such a task, I would go along the path of changing emotional associations to this most “important”thing.
    The fact is that events that have a powerful emotional reinforcement are especially well remembered; for example, they caused a strong fear or some strong emotion in a person.
    I would try to find out exactly what emotion “binds” unnecessary memories, and somehow try to “re-link” this emotion to something else.
    But, I repeat, these are just my personal guesses, the correct and experimentally confirmed answer to your question is unknown to science.

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