Blind people excel in Queen Mary University memory research

Blind people who have never been able to see have more accurate memories than those with sight, according to findings from an east London researcher.

Queen Mary University’s Dr Achille Pasqualotto was part of a team of experts who found that people with no visual experience had the best verbal and memory skills.

Each participant in the study listened to a series of word lists and was then asked to recall what they had heard.

Dr Pasqualotto found people who had suffered blindness from birth remembered more words and were less likely to create false memories than those with full sight.