Performance Psychology

The writing hand and the brain – write things in your own hand to remember them better research says this works

Researchers say that writing by hand activates different parts of the brain, meaning the way we learn things may depend to some degree how we write them down. I like taking long hand notes and then changing them into either a mindmap or bullet points to enhance memory.


Before a presentation I will always mindmap the facts into 7 – 10 sections will be the structure of the presentation. This in my experience helps memory retention when you are under pressure – such as in front of an audience, speaking or in an exam or an interview – OR even a negotiation