In visual memory, size matters (IMAGE) Bar-Ilan University Caption In a study just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel show for the first time that in natural vision, visual memory of images is affected by the size of the image on the retina. One hundred eighty-two subjects participated in seven different experiments. Time and time again the researchers found that large images were better remembered (1.5 times more) than small images. These findings can have many implications, including on the use of different types of electronic screens and the quality of information processing when we rely on large vs. small screens. Photo: Dr. Sharon Gilaie-Dotan, of the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, who led the study Credit Adi Gilaie-Dotan Usage Restrictions None License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.