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Little bit
10-08-2012, 12:17 PM
I decided to take part in this study, assuming I'd fail miserably due to being pretty poor with people's names, but I did surprisingly well, 122:

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How about you?

http://experiments.wustl.edu/

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-ten-minute-online-face-name-memory-iq.html

History-of-Things
10-08-2012, 02:22 PM
Not good--only identified correctly 82% of items. It has been a long day....

Little bit
10-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Ok, completed the long term portion of this test. Still surprised myself with doing better than 94% of everyone who took the test but my accuracy dropped from 95% to 86%:


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Scarlet Ibis
10-10-2012, 02:21 AM
I got 91% of the items correct. I actually suspect it might have been a case of luck, as I'm usually pretty horrible with this stuff. If they would have done the test differently by showing a face, then asking us to recall the name, I would have gotten an exceptionally low score for sure.

History-of-Things
10-10-2012, 04:09 AM
Not good--only identified correctly 82% of items. It has been a long day....

With the long term study I dropped to 77% of the items, but in terms of relative percentage of people who answered worse, I am on the rise--I guess my long-term memory is better than my short term.