CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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There are scientific records of memory feats that deviate so markedly form the normal that they are called exceptional and are assumed to reflect a memory system structurally different from that of most people. Some recent research involving memory training of normal people has led us to question this distinction. We will first describe the empirical evidence reported in support of the idea that exceptional memory is different from normal memory. Then we will present our research in support of the assertion that normal memory structure is sufficient to explaln exceptional memory feats, if we take into account differences in practice and prior experience.