Pause during reading, useful for memory
Germany: Nearly 100 years ago, the German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus described the “spacing effect” in his fascinating book Alara. It said that taking a long break in the process of learning and reading improves memory and improves the learning process. More scientific evidence of this has now been found.
In this regard, experts from the Max Planck Institute in Germany have performed some experiments on the brains of mice, including memory experiments in everyday life. They put chocolate in the maze and gave her three chances to win her prize.
During the three chocolate searches, the rats were introduced to the path and given different periods of leave in the process of teaching. Mice that were released for a longer period of time remembered the chocolate better. The scientists involved in the study, Ant Glass, said that the mice that were given a long break during the first day of teaching did not recognize the chocolate, but the next day they performed well and crossed the labyrinths and reached the chocolate first.
The next day, the longer the rats took breaks to learn, the faster their memory became. Science was then used to help scan the part of the brain (the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex) that plays a key role in the learning process. The brains of all rats were examined in this way.
Interestingly, taking a break does not increase the process of forgetting, but rather maintains the pattern of brain cells and neurons that are arranged in the learning process. Thus, experts suggest that taking a break or break during the reading and learning process keeps the memory part of the brain effective and strong.
But explaining the length of this break, experts say that a break of 30 to 60 minutes should be given during the study and the best effects of this period are seen. But more or less the duration is of no particular benefit.