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Forgetting Unimportant Stuff Could Actually Be a Sign of Intelligence


We're all forgetful every now and then, and while others may tell you it's a sign of lack of intelligence, being forgetful may actually be a good sign. A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto found that being forgetful may well be a sign of intelligence

Professor Blake Richland explained that forgetting things is an important tool:

"It’s important that the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the stuff that’s going to help make decisions in the real world."
"We know that exercise increases the number of neurons in the hippocampus, but they’re exactly those details from your life that don’t actually matter, and that may be keeping you from making good decisions."
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