Close your eyes for better memory recall

January 16, 2015 9:04 AM

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Researchers from the University of Surrey, Britain, have found evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.

After studying 178 participants across two studies, the team also discovered that building a rapport also helped witnesses to remember more. "It is clear from our research that closing the eyes and building rapport help with witness recall," said lead author Robert Nash from University of Surrey.

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