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Article: An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory

Your memory retains more if you spend 10 to 15 minutes doing nothing instead of doing something productive after studying. Pacing your studies with minimal interferences during these breaks helps the process of memory consolidation.
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Zettelkasten, April 22, 2022

Notes

  • Your memory retains more if you spend 10 to 15 minutes doing nothing instead of doing something productive after studying. Pacing your studies with minimal interferences during these breaks helps the process of memory consolidation.

  • The minimal interferences mean not doing tasks that require mental effort, like scrolling on social media, answering emails, checking the cellphone, and even intense thoughts, such as thinking about the present or future.

  • The exact mechanism of memory consolidation is still unknown. Scientists thought that such a mechanism only worked during sleeping, but it also occurs during wakeful rest periods.

  • They proved that period of rest could be potent for patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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