Research Shows That Doodling Helps People Stay Focused, Grasp New Concepts and Retain Information
Updated July 29, 2014 7:38 p.m. ET
Long dismissed as a waste of time, doodling is getting new respect.
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page also can serve
as an extended playing field for the brain, allowing people to revise and improve on creative thoughts and ideas.
"It's a thinking tool," says Sunni Brown, an Austin, Texas, author of a new book, "The Doodle Revolution." It can affect how we process information and solve problems, she says.
Doodles by Samantha Wilson of Southborough, Mass. Samantha Wilson
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