Memory erasure  

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Memory erasure is the selective intentional artificial removal of memories or associations from the mind.

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Memory erasure has also been a common topic of interest in science fiction and other fiction. Several notable comics, TV Shows and movies, including Superman II, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Total Recall, Telefon, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Men in Black 3, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,Danny Phantom and X-Men: First Class. Novels that feature memory erasure are The Invincible by Stanisław Lem and several works by Philip K. Dick such as the short story Paycheck (and its film adaption).

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