Q: This research from Scotland says that if you are trying to remember something, you should do this. What is it?
A: Stop talking, be quiet. It will come to you faster.
Now, researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, believe they’ve discovered a connection between how well we remember something and the conditions under which the original memory was formed, and their tips could help you bolster your own memory-forming abilities.
The study, which was published in Scientific Reports, attempted to determine whether the moments immediately following an event can impact the quality of the memory that forms from it. What they discovered was that calm surroundings contribute to much better memory retention than anything else and that moments of silence actually help to galvanize memories and strengthen them, allowing them to be recalled with greater detail at a later time.
Source article New York Post