We know more about the human brain and how it works than any time in history.
However, your conscious mind can only hold a tiny bit of information at any one time.
Scientist have found we can hold only around four chunks of working information in our short-term memory at one time.
To give you an idea of what a “chunk of information” may look like, one word can be chunk. That’s why it’s almost impossible to remember more than about 7 to 10 words in a sentence.
Think I’m nuts?
See if you can accurately recall a single sentence you just read at the beginning of this article.