Improve your memory using hand movements

In this piece of content we will guide you about how memory can be improved using hand gestures and different amazing tricks. According to the research, hand gestures play a significant role. Say it when people learn something, when they remember something, or forget a piece of information, hand gestures have direct link with memory.

Tricks For Improving Your Memory:

Clenching fists - Improve Memory Trick:

An experiment was carried out on about 50 adult people. They were given a long list of words. They were given assignment to learn those words while using hand gestures. Research found that clenching fist activity helped improving the memory. Clenching fists is said to activate the important regions of your brain which help in memory processing.

Memory processing uses both hemispheres of the brain. The left side is used for encoding memories while the right side is used for for retrieving them.

This research was carried out by Dr Ruth Propper, of Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. He examined that clenching the right hand helps to learn information or data while clenching the left hand helps in memory recalling. Furthermore, the research let us know that clenching with the left hand helps to activate the right hemisphere of the brain while clenching with the right hand helps to activate the left hemisphere of the brain. The right hemisphere of the brain is said to control and receive sensory input from the left side of the body while the left hemisphere is responsible for controlling and receiving sensory input from the right side of the body. Clenching the hands help to increase the mode of processing of both the hemispheres of the brain.

Squeezing Ball Trick:

Another research by German scientists in 2012 published by the American Psychological Association suggested that squeezing a ball in hands can help the athletes to improve their performance. Left handed athletes should squeeze a ball in their right hands to activate the right side of their brain. While right handed athletes who squeeze a ball in their left hands to activate the left side of their brain.

When athletes under pressure don't perform well, they may be focusing too much on their own movements rather than relying on their motor skills developed through years of practice,” said lead researcher Juergen Beckmann, PhD, chair of sport psychology at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.



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