The Irish Times:
If you do one thing this week . . . take a wakeful rest after learning
Could taking a wakeful rest after learning help memory? Experiments where people were asked to remember prose suggest that it could.
In the recent study, published in Psychological Science, adult participants were told short stories. That was followed by 10 minutes where some rested awake but undistracted, while others played a non-verbal spot-the-difference game.
Those who had the wakeful rest remembered more of the story’s information a week later.
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