Body Position Affects Memory of Events

Fascinating piece at Cognitive Daily on headlined topic, from a 2007 study. One idea that occurs immediately, is that this idea lends credence to treatments for PTSD that involve physical movements, even re-dramatizing the event. Here’s an excerpt:

A new study adds an unexpected method to the list of ways to spur memories about our past: body position. That’s right: just holding your body in the right position means you’ll have faster, more accurate access to certain memories. If you stand as if holding a golf club, you’re quicker to remember an event that happened while you were golfing than if you position your body in a non-golfing pose.

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