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Accuracy of recall as a function of eidetic imagery.

Authors
  • Kaylor, C W
  • Davidon, R S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1979
Volume
48
Issue
3 Pt 2
Pages
1143–1148
Identifiers
PMID: 492883
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

90 subjects (45 boys and 45 girls) from Grades 3, 4, 5 were screened for eidetic imagery. Using Haber's criteria, 12 subjects were identified as having eidetic imagery. These subjects were randomly divided into two groups of six each with one group designated the experimental group and the other, the control group. Eidetic imagery was evoked in all subjects to the same stimuli. Members of the experimental group were tested for accuracy of recall while maintaining the images and those of the control group were tested for accuracy of recall after blinking their eyes and turning their heads to erase the images. Significantly more correct responses were given by the experimental than by the control group. Also, eidetic images were not always erased by blinking the eyes and turning the head, and eidetic images did not necessarily last longer than afterimages, as Haber has reported.

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