“Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver
The other day my son called to me, “Mom, come look at this white flower!” Lo and behold, after we’ve lived here for almost a decade, a couple volunteer calla lily plants appeared in my hedge. They used to be my favorite flower! Astonished, indeed.
"Together these experiments indicate that drawing enhances memory relative to writing, across settings, instructions, and alternate encoding strategies, both within- and between-participants, and that a deep LoP, visual imagery, or picture superiority, alone or collectively, are not sufficient to explain the observed effect. We propose that drawing improves memory by encouraging a seamless integration of semantic, visual, and motor aspects of a memory trace."
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