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Can you boost your memory by walking backward?

February 12, 2021

A study shows that moving in reverse may help with short-term memory.

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Lost your car keys? Instead of retracing your steps, you might want to try walking backward to jog your memory.

A study published in the January issue of Cognition found that people who walked backward, imagined they were walking backward, or even watched a video simulating backward motion had better recall of past events than those who walked forward or sat still.

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