Reading out loud improves memory
The books are paper friends who help in many ways. Through its pages, they allow people to immerse themselves in exciting readings that make the imagination fly without limits. Furthermore, reading can be used to improve memory at the same time, provided that this activity is done out loud as recommended by a study of the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.
An investigation that highlights the benefits that memory represents read aloud. The data of this work show that reciting the words that are going through the eyes helps to retain better the information of these pages. A revelation that can mean a better study technique for students who face difficult subjects.
To determine the effects of reading aloud in memory, the researchers recruited a group of 95 people to submit them to a test in which they had to memorize different information after confronting it in different ways: silent reading; listening to another person read it; listening to a recording of themselves reading it, and reading it out loud.
Of all these, reading aloud proved to be the most effective formula to remember the information that was shown to the participants. According Colin MacLeod, co-author of this research, this is because there is a greater involvement of the person who pays greater attention to retain the data that is exposed.
"When we add a active measure or a productive element to a word, that word becomes more perceptible in the long-term memory, and therefore easier to remember, "says MacLeod, who bets on these actions for example when studying difficult exams such as entrance exams to college.
Other benefits of reading
Whether in a loud voice or in silence, reading has many benefits for children, this being a totally recommended:
- Exercise the brain. Reading is an intellectual activity that means starting the mind, confronting a book means exercising the brain.
- Improves concentration. Reading involves paying attention to the pages of a book, something that translates into an improvement in the ability of concentration to have to focus on books.
- Learning Reading is learning, there are many curiosities waiting in the pages of the books.
- They promote the imagination. The books offer a description, the children have to form the image of the characters and scenarios in their mind. Something that undoubtedly encourages your imagination.
- Expansion of vocabulary. Reading confronts the child with different words, some you can know, but without doubt many others will facilitate the learning of new terms.