Being forgetful means you're more intelligent says study

omg 22/01/2018

If you find yourself misplacing your car keys, phone or other things often, then here's some good news for you! While it may be frustrating at the time, turns out being forgetful is actually a sign of intelligence.

A study from the University of Canada suggests that forgetting little bits of information (like peoples names or what you had for dinner last night), allows our brains more room for the really important info. There's a certain part of our brain that grows when we use it to store significant and important events or details, the result of this growth means our brain literally has less room to store those small details making some of us more forgetful.

One of the researchers said that we often tend to "idealise the person who can smash a trivia game, but the point of memory is not being able to remember who won the Stanley Cup in 1972."

"The point of memory is to make you an intelligent person who can make decisions given the circumstances, and an important aspect in helping you do that is being able to forget some information." 

So next time you find yourself forgetting something basic, just remember - your brain is simply prioritising more important info.

Source: ScaryMommy