Ancient Storytelling Memory Technique

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Researchers in Australia conducted a memory test study where participants were asked to remember and recite a list of butterfly names. Using ancient aboriginal story telling techniques to encode knowledge, one group in the study were taught how to construct a story around the names. Another group were taught how to use the memory palace technique to remember the names, and the control group were left untaught. When asked to recall the names, both the storytelling and memory palace groups were able to recall more than the control, with the storytelling group making far less mistakes.


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