Cleveland's prodigal son, LeBron James, has a better memory than you. But then, the same could probably be said of many professional athletes.
The ability to retain and recall information is an imperfect process even at the best of times — a shortcoming that now appears to be no accident. A new study shows that our brains are actively making us forget unimportant details, and that if it didn't, we'd probably go insane.
There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual photographic memory, whether developed by nature or nurture? Here's the truth.