A misconception we encounter often is that “memory” is the only, or most important, “thing” that our brains do. And the only one we need to care for.
We have a variety of cognitive abilities, from attention to processing speed to problem-solving to emotional self-regulation to, yes, memory. (And more). Even memory is not one whole thing, but has different types and processes: working memory vs. long-term, auditory vs. visual, events vs. facts vs. skills.
I say this in the context of this article and video you may already have seen, where a young chimp displays amazing visual working memory capability, beating humans.
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