True False Memory Quiz

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A person who is left-brained is more logical, analytical, and objective, while right-brained people are more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective.

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The idea of right brain/left brain thinkers has been debunked. Source-Rogers, M. Researchers Debunk Myth of "Right Brain" and "Left-Brain" Personality Traits. University of Utah, Office of Public Affairs; 2013.

Clenching your right fist before you learn something and then clenching your left when you remember it might just lead to better memory.

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Source-Propper RE, Mcgraw SE, Brunyé TT, Weiss M. Getting a grip on memory: unilateral hand clenching alters episodic recall. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(4):e62474. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062474

Moving your eyes from side to side for just 30 seconds each morning has been shown to improve memory.

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Yes-they found 10 percent better on recall tasks later on and also found that such bilateral eye movements reduced false memories on memory tasks by 15 percent. Source-Roberts BRT, Fernandes MA, Macleod CM. Re-evaluating whether bilateral eye movements influence memory retrieval. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(1):e0227790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0227790

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Studies have found that reading materials out loud significantly improves‚Äč your memory of the material.

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Source-Forrin ND, Macleod CM. This time it's personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself. Memory. 2018;26(4):574-579. doi:10.1080/09658211.2017.1383434

Research from Singapore suggests that consuming 1 pound of celery per week improves human memory.

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Chewing gum can help increase your ability to remember recall items on tests.

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25% to 50% HIGHER!- Source-Onyper SV, Carr TL, Farrar JS, Floyd BR. Cognitive advantages of chewing gum. Now you see them, now you don't. Appetite. 2011;57(2):321-8. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2011.05.313

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Memories of events are typically accurate and do not change over time.

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A 1988 study conducted by Ulric Neisser, a cognitive psychologist and professor at Emory University, has proven this bo be untrue.

The human brain stores memory in related clusters. Organizing materials you are studying in the same way will improve your memory.

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Source: Manning JR, Kahana MJ. Interpreting semantic clustering effects in free recall. Memory. 2012;20(5):511-517. doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.683010

Taking a nap for just 45 to 60 minutes before a memory task is a bad habit. It leads to a decline in memory for that specific task.

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Studies have shown that taking a short nap 46-60 minutes before a memort task can lead to a five-fold improvement in performance! Source-Studte S, Bridger E, Mecklinger A. Nap sleep preserves associative but not item memory performance. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015;120:84-93. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2015.02.012

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Students who write class notes by hand learn more than those who type their notes on laptops.

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Source-Mueller PA, Oppenheimer DM. The pen is mightier than the keyboard: advantages of longhand over laptop note taking. Psychol Sci. 2014;25(6):1159-68. doi:10.1177/0956797614524581

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