Doodling Improves Comprehension

I haven’t posted a TED talk in a while, but this one is great short one.

“Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.”



3 thoughts on “Doodling Improves Comprehension

  1. My doodling was the foundation for producing over 300 cartoons over the years. So you should move from doodle doodling to purposeful doodling.Post makes me recall a newspaper headline after General Jimmy Doolittle’s raid over Tokyo early 1942.: “Doolittle Dood It”

    • Thanks. I really like your term ‘purposeful doodling’. Turning what someone is saying into some sort of graphical representation does help me retain what I’m listening to. It also helps me get through long meetings.

  2. Great video! I agree that doodling not only helps retention, but can also relieve some of the stress or boredom involved in being overwhelmed with information that an individual does not find personally interesting. I get caught doodling or even doing full-detail drawings at work all the time. I get reprimanded and ridiculed for it every time. I just can’t help myself. My workplace isn’t even slightly a place full of new information, but I still feel the need to doodle to completely take my mind off of the dullness of a low paying job.

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