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Working memory is convenient for mental dexterity. But it doesn't help you see deeper associations between the apparently unrelated, which is the true crux of genius and of all revolutionary insight and progress, IMHO. That comes from long-term associative memory, seeded by persevering immersion and experiment.

IQ!=genius. Genius is what you do.




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