Doodling can help with memory recall
Doodling shapes on a piece of paper may help with memory recall according to a new study. Doodling is a sign of an alert mind and Plymouth University conducted a study to see if this was true on 40 volunteers, asking them to listen to a phone call and recall the names and places mentioned.
Those who doodled scored 20% higher than those who didn't.
Doodling can stop you from daydreaming.
During the study, half of the volunteers were asked to colour in shapes on a piece of paper while they listened to a 2.5 minute telephone message.
The other half were left to their own devices while they listened. Both groups were told the message would be dull, the Applied Cognitive Psychology journal reported.