People With Poor Memories Have One Major Advantage, Study Finds

Posted on July 25, 2017

People with worse memories can enjoy the same experiences more often, new research finds. In contrast, those with the best memories may quickly get tired of the same music, books, places and even people.

For the research people’s ability to remember strings of numbers and lists of objects was tested.
They were then played music clips and shown pictures to see how quickly they got bored of them.

The graph below shows how people with high memory capacity enjoyed a greater variety of music clips.

Put the other way around: it also shows that people with poorer memories were not as easily bored. The researchers think the findings could have implications for those struggling with overeating issues.

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