Potential Benefits

With a larger capacity for temporarily holding information in mind, individuals are more likely to pick up on and recall more details of important information, such as names, faces and phone numbers. It also enables individuals to store and process information quicker and can therefore enhance the efficiency of their learning abilities.

It’s important to note that having a strong short-term memory alone does not guarantee success or intelligence but can certainly enhance one’s abilities (and other cognitions like creativity, multitasking…) and help them achieve their goals. Additionally, while having a strong short-term memory can be beneficial, it is just one aspect of overall cognitive function and should be considered in conjunction with other mental abilities such as attention, perception, and long-term memory etc.