Research at Vanderbilt University suggests that people differ significantly in their visual skills and showed that visual skills were not associated with IQ. The researchers concluded that:
The research also suggests that people could be evaluated specifically on the type of visual skills needed for fingerprint-matching or air traffic control. The research did not determine whether individuals can develop their ability to perform better on novel object identification, although that may also be possible, given the basic precepts of neuroplasticity and the kinds of changes in visual processing that can be achieved in vision therapy and cognitive training.
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