Scientists Discover Most Memorable Picture

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Remember all those photos of beautiful landscapes you took on holiday? No? You’re not the only one, because we remember different kinds of pictures

A study by Neuroscientists at the Massachusetts institute of Technology has revealed that images most memorable to human beings are images of other human beings, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects. Because visual memory is subjective it was believed that there would be no universal criteria for what a memorable image consists of. The researchers developed an algorithm which ranked pictures in a 10,000 image study. Aude Oliva, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and a Senior author of the paper believes that the algorithm may help graphic designers or photo editors in their decision-making. 

 

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