The blind lead in memory accuracy
Experts at the University of Bath discovered that individuals with no visual experience had the most superior verbal and memory skills.
A team from the university's Department of Psychology ran memory tests on groups of congenitally blind people, those with late onset blindness and sighted people.
Each participant listened to a series of word lists and was then asked to recall what they had heard.
Research has previously shown people can falsely remember words related to those that have been said.
For example, hearing "chimney", "cigar" and "fire" could trigger a false recollection of the word "smoke".
The University of Bath team, in collaboration with a research assistant from Queen Mary, University of London, found congenitally blind people remember more words and