Supercharge your memory #2Posted: November 30, 2010
Want an easy way to boost your smarts? It’s simple! Just take a break. Is there something you are trying to accomplish? Are you studying for an exam, trying to master a new task, trying to overcome something new? New brain-scan studies done at New York University show that taking a five-minute break every half hour helps make whatever you are learning stick. As a matter of fact, those who take frequent breaks actually absorb more fact as opposed to those who do not.
How does it work? Resting gives your brain a chance to catch up on encoding new information, explains coauthor Lila Davachi, Ph. D.
So, whenever possible. Take the five minutes and your brain will thank you!