James Bigelow and his colleagues from the University of Iowa found out that people are bad memories of sounds. But they better remember what things were touched or what things they saw, says Medical News Today. This suggests that the brain uses different circuits for processing information. Or the sound information is processed in a different way in principle.
Scientists have specially developed a test that has tested short-term memory for more than 100 people. The volunteers were asked through the headphones to listen to the sounds, to look at the squares of different shades of red and to feel the vibes, taking over the aluminum stick. Between the appearance of each sound, tint or vibration, it took from 1 to 32 seconds. It turned out: the sound memory is much faster eroded in memory compared with information on shades and vibrations.
Also, the specialists lost to the volunteers with a barking dog, showed a silent record of the basketball match and offered to touch various objects with blind eyes. After a certain time (from an hour to a week) after the experiment, it was more difficult for people to remember what sounds they heard. It turns out that teachers should always include a visual component in the lecture.
I must say, monkeys also quite well remember what they saw and what they touched. But with sounds there are problems.