You’ve Been Using Your Brain Wrong: Human Brains Aren’t Designed to Remember Things
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You’ve Been Using Your Brain Wrong: Human Brains Aren’t Designed to Remember Things

If you think that the secret to effective brainpower is to stuff it with as much information as possible using your memory, think again.

Look at these.

This is what will appear in your mind when I ask you to recall the night view in the city.

When it comes to memory, our brains are typically no better than an 8GB USB storage device.

In the modern world, information bombards us constantly. And if we rely on our 8GB capacity to memorize as much as possible, the only way to make it fit is to store it at a low resolution. When we come to review what we’ve learned, we’re dismayed to find only ‘blurred’ information and vague approximations of what was so clear when we experienced it.

In the past the top priority for human brains is survival

Let’s leave the modern world of computers behind for a moment, and travel back in time to when the informational landscape was very different.

Put yourself in the prehistoric shoes of one of your early ancestors.

The prehistoric environment was challenging and harsh. So for much of your time you’d have been motivated by basic survival – how to sustain

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You've Been Using Your Brain Wrong: Human Brains Aren't Designed to Remember Things

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