Vicky Woollaston
July 14, 2010

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Millions of Brits are suffering with what’s been dubbed ‘numerical amnesia’ because they’re using mobile phones to store numbers rather than memorising them.

A study by life assistance company CPP claims that 23 million Britons don’t know their partner’s mobile number off by heart and 30 million can’t recall their best friend’s mobile number.

Yet 92 per cent of those surveyed said they did know their home landline number and 60 per cent knew that of their parents’.

The study put participants through an online memory test designed to assess an individuals’ ability to recall sequences of numbers.

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