Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Learning with all the senses

I read an article that suggested, if people are taught new words using all the senses, instead of just hearing the word and definition itself, it would help them remember it easier. Leipzig-based based researchers, did a study where they had participants learn a new word for their own made up language of Vimmish. The one group of participants was taught using the word and a picture while the other group of participants were taught using all the senses, including gestures. It turned out that the group who had all the senses, actually remembered the words better than the group with just the picture and the word. This also showed to happen in everyday life when people are just talking on the phone and the human brain can picture that person on the phone, on its own.

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