It is generally accepted in society that if a person remembers everything, then he has a high intellect. Canadian scientists have proven that the opposite is true.
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Scientists from Toronto concluded that excellent memory is not at all an indicator of IQ. It is more helpful for gray matter to remember events in general than to go into details. It is them that the brain of a smart person forgets to facilitate thought processes and help him make rational decisions.
Neuroscientists have explained that a small structure is responsible for this – the hippocampus, which serves as a store of memories. Its function is to free the head from unnecessary details and allow the person to focus on the things that are happening in the real world.
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