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Drawing is better than writing for memory retention -- ScienceDaily
"Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study.
"Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren't good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.

"'We found that drawing enhanced memory in older adults more than other known study techniques,' said Melissa Meade, PhD candidate in cognitive neuroscience at Waterloo. 'We're really encouraged by these results and are looking into ways that it can be used to help people with dementia, who experience rapid declines in memory and language function.'"
memory  learning  drawing  seniors  aging 
3 days ago by katherinestevens
Möbius und Ruppert - Spitzer, Zeichengeräte, Scheidemaschinen und Kosmetikspitzer
Very nice old school drawing equipment (e.g. pencil sharpeners, including those ubiquitous brass and magnesium blocks with replaceable blades).
drawing  pencil  design 
3 days ago by JJLDickinson
Listening to your materials
where that applies to writing, for me, was the absence of narration. i don’t know what to do with it, so i’m left with dialogue. what do stories with visuals and only dialogue WANT to do? they want to be about lying a lot, apparently
drawing  writing  design/process 
4 days ago by dwhite
Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist
> 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).
art  lessons  education  tutorial  drawing  guide 
5 days ago by PinMarco
Zip Into Shape With Linea • The Breakroom
Today’s update for Linea on both iPad and iPhone brings an array of features that make sketching out ideas easier than ever. We’ve extended the amazing capabilities of ZipLine to draw perfect geometric shapes, added two brand new tools, included iCloud-based version histories for your documents, and a host of other refinements. This is an amazing release: you’ll wonder how you lived without it!
app  drawing  iOS  iPhone  iPad 
5 days ago by fozbaca

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