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    Ten-minute online test estimates 'Face-Name Memory IQ'

    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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    http://experiments.wustl.edu/

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-1...memory-iq.html
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    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by History-of-Things View Post
    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.
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