The resistance of memory: psychologists have explained why the need to draw both adults and children

Regular drawing classes improve cognitive abilities of young and older people.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that this is the best method for memory training compared to diaries or ordinary contemplation of an image, according to Medical Xpress.

In a series of studies, scientists asked both young and elderly people to test various memory techniques, and then tested their memory.

Researchers believe that drawing led to an improvement in memory, because it includes many ways to present information visually, spatial, verbal, semantically.

It should be noted that not such an important drawing technique, but the process itself.

“Drawing improves memory in people of any age, and the simplicity of the method means that it can be used in many situations,” — said the researcher of the World Fernandez (Myra Fernandes).

The study involved young people and elderly. Psychologists have listed a set of words and then asked people to write or draw what was said. Both age categories showed a high memorization skills, when used on the pattern, not the letter.

It should be noted that the acquisition of new information usually decreases with ageing due to the deterioration of brain structures involved in memory: the hippocampus and the frontal lobes.

“The results of our study are important and can help patients with dementia to preserve valuable memories throughout the development of their disease,” says Professor Melissa Mead (Melissa Meade).

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