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Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? — PsyBlog


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All sorts of claims have been made for the power of doodling: from it being an entertaining or relaxing activity, right through to it aiding creativity, or even that you can read people’s personalities in their doodles.

The idea that doodling provides a window to the soul is probably wrong. It can seem intuitively attractive but it falls into the same category as graphology: it’s a pseudoscience (psychologists have found no connection between personality and handwriting).

Putting pen to paper has an effect on memory and concentration.  Doodling is a great form of communicating with others on paper.

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