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Study Shows Doodling Good for the Brain

The results of a recent study by psychologist Jackie Andrade, of the University of Plymouth in England, suggest doodlers actually have better recall than non-doodlers.

March 12, 2009

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Study Shows Doodling Good for the Brain

Remember doodling hearts or racecars on your junior high notebook? Turns out, doodling is actually good for the brain.

The results of a recent study by psychologist Jackie Andrade, of the University of Plymouth in England, suggest doodlers actually have better recall than non-doodlers.

Andrade asked 40 adult volunteers to listen to a monotonous mock telephone message about a party. Half of the participants were told to doodle while listening; the other half were not. The doodlers remembered 29 percent more information than the non-doodlers.

The results were published online Thursday in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Source:  Newsweek,  Doodle Zone

 

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