Saturday, March 7, 2009
IF - Intricate
Hooray for doodling!
In a new study about to be published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, researchers have found that doodling can actually help you to pay attention and remember more tedious information. Why? Doodling, they reason, stops you from daydreaming, which takes up more cognitive resources than simply doodling. So when you daydream, you are less likely to pay attention or retain information. So doodle away. Make your notes intricate with squiggles and happy pictures and fluff. Read more about this study here.
Ok, I confess. I've never been a doodler. Not on my lecture notes, not on my meeting notes, not even on my grocery lists. I am a daydreamer. And that is why I tend to forget many things.
Except trivia. I have a head for trivia and bizarre facts.