Quietly reflecting on newly learned information strengthens memories.
Neuroscience and psychology researchers asked study participants to complete two memory tasks. Between tasks, they could rest and think about whatever they wanted. Brain scans showed those who mentally reviewed what they’d learned previously did better on the second task, specifically of similar content. Researchers hypothesize that the reflection time strengthened the new memories and primed the brain to add to its new memories.
PositiveTip: Take a few minutes each day to reflect on new experiences or knowledge; you'll enhance your memory and learning capacity.