The best way to remember something is to say it out aloud to yourself or a friend, researchers claim. Although people who talk to themselves might seem weird to most people, their memory capacities may be a lot better than of those who think in silence.
The study, which was carried out by Montreal University, had 44 participants read words on a screen as part of the experiment. The participants were instructed to read the words in their heads; read silently but moving their lips; repeating aloud while looking at the screen, and repeating aloud to somebody else.
It was found that the strongest results came when the participants were addressing someone else, followed by talking to yourself. These findings were published in Consciousness and Cognition.