Though the human brain has the power to remember many things, people often forget small things like a dinner date, spouse’s birthday and a few smaller things.
The researchers have found a new technique to help all those who forget the trivial things in life. In a study to be published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, the researchers have found that drawing something to remind you about the dates, and birthdays would easily help people to easily remember the events.
The researchers said that this trick can help the aged people who often suffer from dementia.
“Drawing pictures is such a simple task, and it can easily be implemented in everyday life to improve memory,” said Melissa Meade, a doctoral candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Canada. “For example, drawing a picture of some groceries you need to pick up later or the meal you are planning to make will result in that information being remembered much better later on than if it were written.”
The study was conducted on 48 adults ranging in age groups from the early 20s to 80s. After clinical research, they found that both the young and old showed better retention with the drawing rather than writing to encode the new information. This trick was quite effective in older adults.