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Do you sometimes forget what happened last week or people's names or where you put your keys? Did you know your latest technology go-to is probably hindering your ability to recall and remember? Would you like to improve your memory?
Research studied and compared college students who took classroom notes with their laptops and college students who took notes with a good ole pen and paper. Guess which ones fared better in retaining the information short term and long term? The ones who used pen and paper.
There are parts of the mind that become engaged when the words are written thus activating areas essential to memory and understanding. The mind disengages to an extent when digital technology used instead. It has been said that even Bill Gates didn't let his kids use technology until much later in life. Hmm...something to think about.
Something else worth noting is my "adopted" Grandmother, Grammie Shirley. She could remember soo many things. Her memory was sharp even into her 90s. She wrote EVERYTHING down. She had notebooks and more notebooks. All with hand written notes on them - who called that day, what they talked about, phone numbers, little tidbits of information. She had a better memory than people half her age.
I'm telling ya peeps, it's a neurological make-up that we are wired to be less "digitally connected" and more hands on in our lives. It's good for the memory and it's good for life too.
Handwriting = better memory! No substitute for it. You can jot that one down in your journal.
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