These researchers think that if you take the time to sketch out a picture of a thought, you’ll recall it better. All memory champions use their visual imagination to remember things: make an absurd, violent, sexy, action filled, exaggerated picture to boost memory. When I take the few extra seconds to do this, it sure registers better for me!
My daughter the writer (her blog is taking off; definitely worth a read) suggested that I blog more. She is right! So here we go…
I’m an MD PhD pathologist in Denver. (PhD is in microbiology, actually Mycology) A friend of mine years ago called me a “professional dilettante” and he may be right. There are so many cool things in the world. A great quote by Robert Heinlein ends with “Specialization is for insects.”
So going forward I’ll link all kinds of things as I change from wild hair to wild hair. (My poor wife; she told me, in despair, that she had married into an entire family of wild hairs!)
One of them has been a companion blog, the PaleoPathologist. That’s for exercise, low carb and high nutrition eating. But other wild hairs I get include gardening, memory improvement, language learning, grandkids, computers and lab computing, medicine…on and on.
Another one will be for stories, autobiography. That should also be fun!
So hold on and here we go!