Searching for Shereshevskii: What is superior about the memory of synaesthetes?

@article{Yaro2007SearchingFS,
  title={Searching for Shereshevskii: What is superior about the memory of synaesthetes?},
  author={Caroline Yaro and Jamie Ward},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={60},
  pages={681 - 695}
}
  • Caroline Yaro, J. Ward
  • Published 17 April 2007
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Some individuals with superior memory, such as the mnemonist Shereshevskii (Luria, 1968), are known to have synaesthesia. However, the extent to which superior memory is a general characteristic of synaesthesia is unknown, as is the precise cognitive mechanism by which synaesthesia affects memory. This study demonstrates that synaesthetes tend to report subjectively better than average memory and that these reports are borne out with objective testing. Synaesthetes experiencing colours for… 

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