Basic US 22873 Folder Collection
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
Loading...
Report Subtitle Errors
Closing your eyes helps you remember things.
An article written by Psychology Today titled Why Do You Close Your Eyes to Remember
does a very good job explaining why closing your eyes helps you remember things better.
It says that closing your eyes prevents you from distractions that occupy your visual senses.
It seems that your brain has a limited capacity when it comes to processing information related to specific senses.
For example, you are only able to process so much visual information at once.
When you ask somebody to recall a visual object,
chances are they're going to close their eyes or look up.
This helps minimalize visual distractions.
It also appears that depending on what we're trying to remember,
sound, sight, smell, taste, or touch,
closing off distractions to those senses helps you remember better.
We already used vision as an example.
For sound, the article also touches upon a study that
shows that blocking out sound related distractions when trying to remember a sound
helps improve a call.
At this point, this logic seems to make sense and perhaps truly applies to the other senses as well.
I also remember as a part of a memory lab that I volunteered for.
My supervisor had me research a little about memory and sensory processing.
I forgot the name of the concept of the model.
But it basically says that when you multitask you aren't actually multitasking.
You are essentially dividing up your attention or resources to various tasks.
This also means that when you multitask,
your attention on each task aren't at their 100%.
It supports the idea that our brains has a limited capacity when it comes to dealing with various senses.
Another key point of the model was that
if you perform two tasks that require the same sensory input and output
you're more likely to divide up the resources for those activities.
You're also more likely to have difficulties performing two or more tasks that require the same sense.
What are your thoughts on this article?
Do you have any strange stories regarding remembering things or multitasking?
Let us know in the comments below.
If you liked this video, check out our other social media for more content.
And don't forget to subscribe!
Thanks for watching.
    You must  Log in  to get the function.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!

Loading…

Loading…

Does Closing Your Eyes Help You Remember Things Better?

22873 Folder Collection
Carol Chen published on May 14, 2018    Carol Chen translated    Evangeline reviewed
More Recommended Videos
  1. 1. Search word

    Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

  2. 2. Repeat single sentence

    Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

  3. 3. Shortcut

    Shortcut!

  4. 4. Close caption

    Close the English caption

  5. 5. Embed

    Embed the video to your blog

  6. 6. Unfold

    Hide right panel

  1. Listening Quiz

    Listening Quiz!

  1. Click to open your notebook

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔