Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Draw it to remember it

Good trick to know.

Here’s the Memory Trick That Science Says Works — You draw it

Jeffrey Kluger | April 22, 2016

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | brain, learning, lifehack | , | 1 Comment

Clenching fists ‘can improve memory’

Just in time for exams: 90-second clench of right fist helps you remember, left fist recall. From BBC News:

Clenching fists ‘can improve memory’

By Helen Briggs, BBC News

Clenching the fist temporarily changes brain function

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April 25, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , | Leave a comment

How Much of Your Memory Is True?

As it turns out, you can’t always tell — just confirms how much you cannot trust your memories.

From the August 3, 2009 edition of Discover Magazine:

How Much of Your Memory Is True?

New research shows that memories are constantly being re-written by our minds.

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September 23, 2009 Posted by | brain, neuroscience | , , , , , | Leave a comment