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Henry Hamilton, Dec. 10, 2011

Brain structure snapshots reveal science behind why only half of London taxi trainees pass the Knowledge test:

The scientists followed a group of 79 trainee drivers and a “control group” of 31 non-taxi drivers. Magnetic Imaging Resonance (MRI) scans were used to take brain structure “snapshots” of the volunteers, who were also given certain memory tasks.


The 39 trainees who qualified had greater volumes of grey matter in their posterior hippocampus than the 40 who failed.

Henry Hamilton

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