Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blind People Have Superior Memory Skills

Scientists have now discovered that blind people's ability to recall things in the right order is much higher than someone's who has vision. It appears the blind use the visual cortex, and area usually reserved to process vision for other needs, like memory. Ehud Zohary who is a neurologist at Hebrew University explains that since blind people are always exercising their memory skills, they are honing superior and super memory skills.

Blind volunteers recalled 20 to 35 percent more words than sighted ones did, indicating a better memory overall. Their greatest advantage, however, was the ability to remember roughly twice as many more words in sequences according to the right order

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