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

Posted on December 1, 2011

| Negotiation

| Performance Psychology

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