bp's science: rest = good memory (v.1)

Research shows that resting helps memory.  In a study done in Scotland, elderly women and men were told two stories.  After one, they were given a chance to rest and close their eyes for 10 minutes.  After the other, they were asked to do a different task.  When asked about the stories they were told, the women and men remembered details about the story they heard previous to the rest a lot better than the story they were told before they were asked to complete another task.

Sleep helps memory too.  The better rest you get, the better your mental and muscle memory work.

So remember to rest during the day and the night and it will do your memory good.

1 comment:

jo said...

That kid knows how to snooze! Is that the napping thing? great place to take a nap.