Doodling helps memory, increases focus, and assists to visualize situations.
By Molly Kuhn
According to the dictionary, a doodle “is an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied” according to the dictionary according to the dictionary”. Doodling is frowned upon during school, and also unnoticed for its benefits to the students.
According to a study published in the scientific journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodling can aid a person’s memory because it acts as a mediator between the spectrum of thinking too much or thinking too little and helps focus on the current situation. It is said that those who doodle retain more information and help visualize what they are learning.
Doodling is your brain subconsciously showing what is important to you or showing your personality. It is said by several people that doodles can be interpreted. For example, when drawing shapes, circles, squares, and triangles show the need of motivation. Hearts are obviously a symbol of showing affection or love. Houses indicate your need of security. Stars are known as ambitious and lots of little stars indicate optimism. Popular doodles in Red Lion High School include shapes, scribbles, hearts, rainbows, other people, flowers, and animals. “I love doodling,” junior Katherine Schaefer said.
When asked what inspires them to doodle, “boredom and stress” were the answers that were received from several students. Junior Mike Godfrey said, “When it’s a boring subject.”
Doodling is fun, entertaining, and maybe a stress reliever for some people. It’s a huge benefit for students to help visualize, aid memory, and focus on the current situation.
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