Monday, March 2, 2009

FYI: It's Okay, Doodle Away!

photo and doodle by Stray Muffin

This one is for all of you that doodle through your boring office meetings and classes. Scientists have spoken, and they have discovered that your supposed bad habit actually helps you retain more information and allow you to show better concentration than non-doodlers.

While a full-blown daydream takes a lot of brain power and leaves you with no recollection of the task at hand, doodling asks very little of your brain and leaves plenty cerebral power to remember the lecture or whatever your boss is trying to make you do. Check out the links below for more information, but basically you can improve your concentration by concentrating less. Awesome.

+ Doodling Increases Focus and Recall [Life Hacker]
+ A Sketchy Brain Booster: Doodling [Wired]

- Sonic

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