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Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories


Dr Achille Pasqualotto and former School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QM academic Dr Michael Proulx have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted. The researchers ran memory tests on groups of people who were born blind, those with late onset blindness and sighted people. They found that not only did the congenitally blind participants remember more words, but were also less likely to create false memories of the related words.

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