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Retain New Info By Touching Your Chin


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When hearing new information, do something with your hands and you'll remember it better. A recent brain-scan study reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience reveals that making gestures as you're listening heightens activity in the brain's memory center, and turns on whole swaths of other cells that wouldn't otherwise be involved, significantly improving recall.

May 16 issue of Woman's World magazine.
- Submitted by SLIMMERJESSE 5/16/2011 in Everything Else | 8 Comments
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SUCCESS68 7/25/2011 8:27:00 PM

    Love this. Good idea.
CHALLENGER15 7/3/2011 7:10:00 AM

    I am going to try this!
MELLYBEANS0919 5/19/2011 12:46:00 AM

    Very interesting.
HERE2BME 5/16/2011 1:40:00 PM

    I am so going to try this! Thank you for the tip!
CATIEMARIE 5/16/2011 1:26:00 PM

    I haven't heard this before. I am planning to try it.
SAPHRAEL 5/16/2011 9:49:00 AM

    I've read something similar about doodlers. People that draw while someone is speaking is more likely to retain what is being said. I can't recall the article, but they noted some sucessful people, like Bill Gates, that doodle.
MIMIDOT 5/16/2011 9:43:00 AM

    Very interesting. I'll try it.
SEDONACAT 5/16/2011 9:26:00 AM

    I also read lately that when trying to remember something repeat it to yourself or out loud while looking up and to the left. It engages both sides of the brain. It actually works.

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