How to Take Notes like Thomas Edison

October 12, 2007

thomas_edison.jpgRemember my article, “Notes, Copious F!%king Notes!”? Well, turns out Thomas Edison agrees with my assertion that note taking helps us retain information, even if we never consult the notes again. I read this interesting article at lifehack.org - I particularly like this part:

“… By writing everything down that he thought was worth writing, he (Edison) was able to free himself of the burden of having to remember it. (the cool part) a strange and almost unexpected thing occurs.



The process of writing things down aids in the mental memory retention. The combination of having the confidence in knowing the information is on record and easily retrievable combined with the improved retention from the process of writing it down, creates a winning combination when it comes to memory.”

If you’re curious, you can read the rest of the article Here.

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