The brain has to have a limit to how much information it can store. Is this limit ever reached and what happens when it is reached?

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The brain has to have a limit to how much information it can store. Is this limit ever reached and what happens when it is reached?

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Your brain is constantly “cleaning house” especially when you sleep. It discards a lot of unused/unneeded information.

I don’t think anyone has ever gotten near the limits of the human brain’s potential, but I would assume that it would just start overwriting data that hadn’t been leveraged for a practical purpose for a while.

It does, but generally, it’s not reached, even in the most intense forms of study, because old memories are cleared out when you need new information to be stored.