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For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain.
Drawing makes better use of brain regions that are still preserved, and could help people experiencing cognitive impairment with memory function.
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Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques.
Since drawing involves consideration of a thing from so many different angles (visual, spatial, semantic, and verbal) and also involves motor use, the brain stores a memory in more areas...
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Drawing can be a more effective memory aid than writing and rewriting. You don't actually have to be good at drawing to reap the memory benefits. It is effective because it involves multiple ways of representing the same information: visual, spatial, verbal, semantic ...
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When we try to memorize new information, we assume that the more work we put in, the better we will do.
But, our memory for new information is the most fragile just after it has first been encoded. It is more susceptible to interference from further information.
In the first hour after you learn something, if nothing is done with new the information, you will forget about 50% of it.
After 24 hours, this percentage goes up to 70%, and if a week goes by without that information bein...
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