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The higher purpose of doodling- How Doodling Helps You Pay Attention

The higher purpose of doodling - CBS News

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Oh I love those doodle videos! I wonder if there are any more good one-minute physics ones...

"In a study published in 2009 in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, researcher Jackie Andrade played a tedious voicemail to a group of volunteers. Some were asked to doodle, while others simply listened to the message. Turns out the doodlers remembered 29 percent more details than the non-doodling group.

"Doodling has been grossly under-studied," said professor Jesse Prinz. "It is one of the most neglected day-to-day activities."

Doodling is worth studying because it stimulates memory.

Keep an eye out for more studies, please!

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