Forgetting Facts or poor memory is a sign of intelligence.
A study claims that having a strong memory is a severely overrated asset.
The study concluded that forgetfulness may actually be a benefit to your intelligence.
Assistant professor Blake Richards says that interaction between memory and forgetting, leads to intelligent decision making in noisy and dynamic environments.
Important that the brain forgets irrelevant details.
He believes that it is important for the brain to forget irrelevant details. And remember the stuff that will help make decisions in the real world.
The point of memory is to enable you to be an intelligent person. And to be able to make decisions given the circumstances. And a very important aspect to help you to do that is being able to forget some information.
Do you agree?