I can answer this well.
I’m pretty intelligent, but have been through my very severe chronic fatigue a huge brainfog.Memory works very poorly, and concentration is very limited. Reading longer pieces, or pieces with a lot of difficult words, is very hard for me.
It makes me significantly less intelligent.I mean, no, my intelligence is not gone, but I can accomplish it much and much less well and use it.
And that is a very important part of intelligence.
Without memory there is little possibility for good intelligence.However, more is needed for intelligence. For example, awareness of information is needed. There is a possibility of decision based on information (stimuli). In humans this is due to a feedback system with the pre-frontal cortex. But without reference material, it cannot decide well informed. So there is a great dependence between having memory and decision-making ability. But it’s not all. The speed at which the decision can be taken also depends on the speed of the network.
Yet another question is: What is good memory?Memory that works fast, or memory that is exactly? Or both? And what if both cannot do at the same time? Is it then bad memory or is there a sliding arrangement between the two (proportionality)? When is it good?
Can someone who is good at visual memories (photographic memory) be more intelligent than someone who has a very good auditory memory?Or could it be that someone who just has a general memory can’t be intelligent?
You see that this one question actually raises many more questions before you can answer him.If you look at all the questions above, you will get more questions immediately.
You can compare intelligence with a car.A car can be very fast for many reasons, but it depends on the driver if the car also gets the finishing line and how efficient. A fast car has the potential (important word in intelligence) to be the first. But that doesn’t have to (think Schilpad and the Hare story). For example, cleverness is the efficient use of the resources you have. Whether that is a lot of resources or little.
Intelligence is therefore comparable to a fast-acting large memory, but whether one has something to it depends on the structure and insights that a person can apply.
A distinction must be made between short-and long-term memory.Short-term memory is useful if, for example, you need to remember a phone number or perform a calculation in your head. Long-term memory has more to do with building up knowledge.
Working memory is one of the factors tested on an IQ test, for example by repeating a numerical sequence, and it also plays a role in a number of other tests, but it is certainly not the all-determining factor.
Long term memory is harder to test.General knowledge is often tested, but is not only determined by the long-term memory, but also by your interest and a number of other factors.
So there is certainly a connection, but it is perfectly possible to be very intelligent and yet have a relatively bad memory or to have a strong memory but still quite bad to score on other parts of an IQ test.
There are three kinds of memory: short term, long term and Sensorisch.
You may call intelligence what you want to call intelligence.There is no definition for that is right. Out of despair because we couldn’t invent anything we invented the IQ, a cumulation of loose cognitive abilities to indicate the mental possibilities in humans.
So memory is a loose underparticle of something you can hardly call a good indication of intelligence.Unless you want, feel free to intelligently find what you think it is.
Intelligence is the ability to solve problems (definition).I’ve done a few times an IQ test. It was quite good. I can solve problems often though. If I have to remember something, unfortunately, that’s not.