According to a New York Times blog post by Benedict Carey, research at Washington University found that memory champions have better than average retention of memorized material than college students a day after being tested on memorized material: they can recall about 75% of memorized words on the day after the test, whereas college students remember less than 5%. Memory champions also had better attentional control, as measured by the Stroop task.

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