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You Can Improve Your Memory If You Write Things Down with a Pen

Good news:  We’ve got a new trick you can use to really help improve your memory.  Bad news:  You’ll have to use paper and a pen, like a CAVEMAN.

A new study at the University of Tokyo figured out that people remember stuff way better if they HANDWRITE it with a pen and paper.  When we do that, we commit it to memory way better than if we type it.

The researchers think it’s because using a paper and pen is more tactile and so we form stronger memories because it’s using more parts of our brain.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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