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This Is How The Way You Read Impacts Your Memory And Productivity

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

It’s no understatement that digital mediums have taken over every aspect of our lives. We check what our friends are doing on the glowing screens in our hands, read books on dedicated e-readers, and communicate with customers and clients primarily through email. Yet for all the benefits digital mediums have provided us, there has been a growing body of evidence over the past several years that the brain prefers analog mediums.

 

Studies have shown that taking notes by longhand will help you remember important meeting points better than tapping notes out on your laptop or smartphone. The reason for that could be that “writing stimulates an area of the brain called the RAS (reticular activating system), which filters and brings clarity to the fore the information we’re focusing on,” according to Maud Purcell, a psychotherapist and journaling expert. If that’s the case, and the analog pen really is mightier than the phone, it’s no wonder some of my colleagues have ditched smartphones for paper planners.

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Studies show that reading printed material instead of on screens helps you better retain information.

Brain Science Says This 1 Habit Can Hugely Improve Your Memory

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Whether you’re memorizing your biz pitch or have just learned 25 new names at a networking event, remembering it all is hard. It’s become especially difficult as we sink deeper into the multitasking hole, which severely reduces our ability to focus.

 

There are already a couple of science-backed recommendations to help boost your brain’s ability to recall information. Sleep is one. Drawing your notes is another. And now there’s a new study published in Current Biology that reps another good-for-your-body activity that’s also good for your mind…

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