To anyone saying “I can’t even draw a straight line!”
D♠ IT ♣NYW♣Y. Yale researchers have discovered that drawing is a longer-lasting and more broadly-effective memory aid – it works for young and old – than writing things down. Even if you’re dashing off an image in four seconds!! And no matter what you’re trying to remember – a distinct Thing, an abstract thought…
SO NOW YOU ALWAYS HAVE AN EXCUSE TO BREAK OUT THE WATERCOLORS. OR THE CRAYONS. Magic Markers?
My thanks to my colleague Cindy Jobs for first bringing this to my attention. The full NY Times article we are both referencing is: A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture by Tim Herrera, published January 9, 2019, in the Smarter Living section.
It’s a paint brush. Really.
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