The test shows that smarter people actually remember less details. They just tend to focus on what’s essential. People frequently complain that they can’t remember things and they wish their brains had more storage capacity, like today’s ever-expanding computer hard drives and RAM. If we could just improve the sheer size of our memory, we’d be able to retain and manipulate more data, and we’d become smarter and smarter right? Not according to an intriguing new experiment by brain scientists at the University of Oregon.
Are Smarter People Better At Ignoring Things?