Try some­thing wacky

Good Housekeeping (Philippines) - - Your Body -

If you’ve got a speech to mem­o­rize or a skill to mas­ter, do­ing some­thing novel and en­gag­ing (e.g., silly danc­ing, work­ing on a puz­zle) im­me­di­ately be­fore or af­ter it will help etch that fresh info into your mem­ory, shows a re­cent study. “At­ten­tion-grab­bing ac­tiv­i­ties re­lease dopamine, which sig­nals your neu­rons to con­sol­i­date mem­o­ries for bet­ter re­call,” says Robert Greene M.D., PH.D., pro­fes­sor of psy­chi­a­try and neu­ro­science at the Univer­sity of Texas South­west­ern Med­i­cal Cen­ter in the U.S. The ideal ex­cuse to plug in Gui­tar Hero at work!

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