The Benefits of Doodling

There has been room for debate on whether or not doodling can contribute to an increase in focus, memory, and concentration.  This article introduces a few studies that have been tested to assess this theory.   Within the studies, participants who doodled while engaging in simple retrieval tasks were 30% more likely to recall the information than the participants who were told not to doodle. It is not recommended to doodle during more complex, challenging tasks as this can be more of a distraction.  The question is why is doodling linked to higher focus and concentration? You will have to read the short article to find out!

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