Some cultures have the 'heart' as what we call the 'mind' and I interpret it to be metaphorically speaking. If something happens and your emotion is attached to it, you are more likely to remember it. If you remember something, it is now part of your knowledge and you could think about it, act on it, etc.
There was a link to an article I've posted in some other thread about the possibility of memory being stored in some form of aura that surrounds the body...
As for memory, ya there is a big connection between that and intelligence. I've read that and also have seen how it works practically.
So what part of the brain stores the mind?