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We Are Better At Remembering Visual And Tactile Info, Study Says

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Some things really go in one ear and out the other. How do you prevent that?

According to new research, it's what we see and touch that we remember the most, rather than what we hear.

Scientists tested the memory of students listening to beeps, feeling vibrations and looking at pictures. In the short term the memories of students when listening to beeps, feeling vibrations, and looking at pictures where the same; however, when the length between the beep pair, vibration, and picture sequences were extended, students clearly were better at remembering pictures or vibrations than beeps.

In the second experiment, students were shown videos of a basketball game, heard sounds of dogs barking and picked up household objects. Again, students had trouble accurately remembering the recording of dog barks.

Scientists at the University of Iowa recommend we write things down that we want to remember and replace words with pictures. Watch the segment above to hear what Mike and Sheinelle use to better remember things.

The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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