Does Doodling Help Your Brain?

Originally posted 2/09

Lots of media chatter about Friday’s release of a study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology stating that “doodling aids memory.” Along with being mentioned on MSNBC, a number of articles and blog posts popped up on the Web. It turns out that your phone conversation doodling may be good for your brain.

US News and World Report says that doodling “may be something we do because it helps to keep us on track with a boring task, rather than being an unnecessary distraction that we should try to resist doing.”

NHS Choices, a UK health information service, is a little more cautionary: “In conclusion, this study suggests that doodling while listening is not necessarily a hindrance to remembering information that has been heard. Whether doodling can improve memory in real life situations remains to be seen.”

I just think it’s very cool that doodling + cognitive psychology is being taken seriously as a topic for discussion.

US News article>> Click Here

NHS Choices article>> Click Here

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