You’ve probably noticed, you often tend to close your eyes to concentrate or remember something. But this habit is not as useless as it looks on the contrary. It would allow the brain to help its concentration according to a British study conducted by Robert Nash.
One study showed that closing eyes could be useful for memory. Robert Nash, a British researcher has passed a test to 178 people. He made them watch a movie starring a burglary. Respondents were split into two: the first group was to close eyes when asked questions about what they had seen, a second group was, instead, keep eyes open.
People who had to keep eyes closed got 23 % correct answers and more in relation to the other group. “Close your eyes to remember can be uncomfortable or seem strange, but this can be beneficial,” said Robert Nash.
The solution to recover memory?
When you close your eyes, the brain area related to vision is not requested allowing your brain to focus on the working memory. The study is clear: close your eyes it could be greatly useful when you need to use your memory. Of course, we do not guarantee that you will remember absolutely everything, but the results could be much more effective than you think. You’ll just try!
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