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yeah it would be handy if we could just flip through loads of books and become a doctor in one day but even if you could do that and remember every word, you've only remembered the data, to "know" something is to understand it too.
Thanks neilep,where did my actual post go though?
ah, i see, no worries, was just wondering
The brain cannot remember everything - it simply lacks the capacity to do so, so it has to prioritise what it remembers. In fact, innovation is dependent upon our being able to fill in the gaps in our knowledge, and therefore requires that there be gaps in our knowledge.The best way to work out what is important to remember is to work out what keeps cropping up over and over again. If you come across a particular relationship or incident only once, it may just be a freak, and not worth remembering. If you come over the same phenomenon over and over again, you can reasonably get the impression that this is significant, and worth remembering.