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Draw more to remember better and longer


Toronto: Do u forget things and prepare a to-do-list that requires a massive memory boost! So for boosting your memory here is a solution. Researchers said, you should draw all that you want to retain instead of writing it down.

For the study, researchers presented student participants with a list of simple words like “apple” and were given 40 seconds to either draw the word or write it out repeatedly. Afterwards, students were asked to freely recall as many words as possible from the list in 60 seconds.

According to a study by the University of Waterloo in Canada, between drawing and writing out words repeatedly, drawing is the more effective way to retain information. Study lead author Jeffrey Wammes said “We discovered a significant recall advantage for words that were drawn as compared to those that were written. We labeled this benefit ‘the drawing effect,’ which refers to this distinct advantage of drawing words relative to writing them out.”

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