Notes or no notes...

That is the question. Or not? Studies have shown that we retain important information better, when we not just keep it in mind, but actually take notes. Why? Because it emphasizes and organizes information. As you take notes, you will decide on and highlight the key ideas you hear. Even better - taking notes by hand. Because tools for the hands are tools for the brain. Handwritten notes are a powerful tool for supporting the brain’s capacity for retrieval of information. And secondly, when you take notes by hand, your hands create a robust external memory storage: your notebook.

Also, we discovered why not taking notes is not beneficial. It seems information mostly ends up in three places.

because we just love data. and our brightly colored sticky notes.