Want to remember a lesson? Incorporate drawing.
Dr. Jeffrey Wammes of Yale says, “drawing things out encourages a seamless integration of semantic, visual and motor aspects of a memory trace. Any time you add an additional form of processing to your learning, you’re going to get a benefit over and above what’s in the nature of the stimulus.”
In simpler terms, “Activating more parts of your brain helps stuff stick.”
In fact, drawing is said to combat our natural declines in memory better than list making or written descriptors.
- Art in Education