Our brain is great for having ideas, but terrible at storing them

  • Book - How to Take Smart NotesBook - How to Take Smart Notes

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    author: Sönke Ahrens
    title: How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers
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    makes the point that our brains are wired for problem solving and having ideas but are actually terrible at retaining information over long periods of time.
  • Everyone knows moments when we had brilliant ideas while waiting in line at the grocery store. thought "I will remember that for sure" but forgot them soon after.
  • Missing: Brain research on forgetting to further support this thesis.