Draw It, Remember It

In other words, drawing out the things we want to remember can be a powerful technique to combat our natural declines in memory, better even than repeatedly writing them down or listing characteristics and descriptors.

(Tim Herrera, “A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture,” NYTimes, 1-6-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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4 Responses to Draw It, Remember It

  1. I completely agree. A tree once drawn is forever known

  2. Eric Wayne says:

    I’ll have to try that, though the things I have trouble remembering are numbers and foreign language vocabulary (working on my Thai lately). The things I COULD draw a picture of, er, I don’t have a problem remembering so much.

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