Need to Remember Something? Clench Your Fist!
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Clenching the right fist during an event or when learning something new creates a stronger memory and clenching the left fist later improves the recollection of that memory, according to a recent study. The relationship between hand clenching and memory may possibly be because clenching the hand stimulates brain regions linked to the formation of memories.
In the study of five different groups, the group that clenched their right hand during memorization and left hand when recalling the words had stronger memories of the list than any of the other groups.
For more information, go to http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0062474.
Source: PLoS One, April 2013