Enhanced memory ability: Insights from synaesthesia

@article{Rothen2012EnhancedMA,
  title={Enhanced memory ability: Insights from synaesthesia},
  author={Nicolas Rothen and Beat Meier and Jamie Ward},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1952-1963}
}
People with synaesthesia show an enhanced memory relative to demographically matched controls. The most obvious explanation for this is that the 'extra' perceptual experiences lead to richer encoding and retrieval opportunities of stimuli which induce synaesthesia (typically verbal stimuli). Although there is some evidence for this, it is unlikely to be the whole explanation. For instance, not all stimuli which trigger synaesthesia are better remembered (e.g., digit span) and some stimuli which… Expand
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