How to learn to quickly memorize any information Person

How to learn to quickly memorize any information

Researchers claim that older people who are engaged in drawing can not only preserve, but also improve their memory after serious illnesses, as well as as a prevention of the risk of developing conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Well, the University of Waterloo team has good news for those who have always had deuces in drawing at school: you don't have to draw well at all. The very fact that you draw or depict the necessary information in the form of simple, schematic pictures already plays a big role.

For the study, 48 participants were selected - half aged about 20 years, and the other half about 80 years - who were asked to undergo a series of exercises. When they were shown a sequence of words, they had to either write it or try to portray it. After the break, the volunteers were asked to memorize as many words as possible. Of course, young people coped with the task better than older people, but here's what's interesting: as a result, both groups remembered much more of the words they depicted in the drawing, and not written down in text.

Why is this happening? Researchers have an assumption that the effectiveness of drawing lies in several ways of providing the same information: visual, spatial, verbal, semantic (i.e. the meaning of the word is preserved) and motor (the physical act of drawing itself). Thus, most of the brain remains active and participates in storing specific information.

The next time you get ready for an exam or are preparing for an important speech, try to make sketches, and not just reread the text over and over again.