Crayon on paper: colored between a Wednesday and a Monday by The Unthinkable Mind students. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Taught by Lynda Barry
Assignment: Use plain old crayons and color three images with the intent of getting as much of the crayon on the page as possible. Color for one hour in silence, one hour listening to a WPR interview with Iain McGilchrist on hemispheric differences of the brain and then coloring while doing something else like watching a movie or talking to friends or listening to music or eavesdropping in a cafe or re- listening to a WPR interview with Iain McGilchrist on hemispheric differences of the brain. Can something as simple as coloring a picture increase our ability to sustain an open sort of concentration and remember more of what we’ve heard?
Answer: Doodling and the default network of the brain (Lancet)
and also this: “Doodling may help memory recall” (BBC)