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Forgetful? You May Actually Be Smarter. Here’s Why.

A story I read from CNN.com brought me some relief earlier this week.

“Forgetful? It might actually make you smarter!”  A recent study in the journal Neuron shows that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter.

In the new report, from the University of Toronto, researchers propose that the goal of memory is not to transmit the most accurate information over time but to optimize intelligent decision-making by holding onto what’s important and letting go of what’s not.

So, forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning or where you left your keys doesn’t mean you are losing it, you are just reserving that brain space to remember stupid movie quotes, obscure geography facts to win at Trivial Pursuit or how to make the most out of your 401-K.

There is actually more to the story.  Click here and check it out!

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