Gray Matter Overload?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Oct 12, 2011 in , , | No Comments


Here’s help to retain more…

How can you improve your ability to remember what you’ve learned in class? Researchers at New York University used brain scans to prove relaxing while awake can assist in consolidating new memories and retrieve them better. Important memory processes happen while you’re at rest.

After a lecture take 10 minutes to let your mind wander. This allows time for your brain to run the new information around in your memory banks. Be sure you don’t get online or engage in conversations with others–but don’t much for those 10 minutes.

For years scientists have been aware that when we go to sleep thinking about something, it improves our recall of that information. With this new discovery, we now are able to retain more of what we learn simply by taking a few minutes to veg-out while completely awake.

Now I fully understand why some students go to lectures in their p.j.’s!


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