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Clenching fists can improve memory
握緊拳頭可改善記憶力

Britain’s Andy Murray pumps his fist during his match against Nicolas Mahut of France at the Queen’s Club Championships in west London on June 13.
六月十三日,英國網球選手安迪‧穆雷在倫敦舉行的女王杯網賽與法國網球選手尼古拉‧馬俞比賽時,使勁握拳。

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Memory can be improved simply by clenching the fists, a study suggests.

Clenching the right hand for 90 seconds helps in memory formation, while the same movement in the left improves memory recall, say US psychologists.

In an experiment, 50 adults performed better at remembering words from a long list when they carried out these movements.

The researchers think clenching a fist activates specific brain regions that are associated with memory processing. Lead scientist Ruth Propper, of Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, said the research suggests simple body movements can improve memory by temporarily changing the way the brain functions.

Clenching your right hand immediately prior to learning information and clenching your left hand immediately before recalling it would be helpful to improve memory, Propper told BBC News.

(Liberty Times)

研究顯示,只要握緊拳頭即可改善記憶力。美國精神學家說,握緊右手九十秒,有助於記憶形成,握緊左拳則可提升召喚記憶的效果。

在一份實驗中,五十名成人做這些動作時,記憶一份長串清單中的單字的表現較好。

研究人員認為,握緊拳頭活化大腦中與記憶力處理相關的特定區塊。主持科學家、新澤西州蒙特克萊爾州立大學的普拉波說,這份研究顯示,簡單的身體動作可暫時改變大腦運作的方式,提升記憶力。

普拉波告訴英國廣播公司新聞網說,在正要學習資訊前握緊右手,要回想事情前握緊左手,有助於改善記憶力。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. clench v.

握緊;緊咬 (wo4 jin3; jin2 yao3)

例: With a knife clenched between his teeth, he climbed up the tree to cut some coconuts.

(他把刀緊咬在牙齒間,爬上樹去砍椰子。)

2. improve v.

改善;提升 (gai3 shan4; ti2 sheng1)

例: I thought the best way to improve my French was to live in France.

(我認為要提升我的法文,最好的方法就是住在法國。)

3. recall v.

回想 (hui2 xiang3)

例: Can you recall what happened last night?

(你能想起昨晚發生什麼事情嗎?)


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