By Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 16:07 GMT, 1 December 2017 | Updated: 16:08 GMT, 1 December 2017
Scientists have revealed a simple trick for boosting your memory.
Reading something out loud is the most effective way of retaining information, a study found.
This is thought to be due to both speaking and hearing words making them more personal and therefore increasing the chance they will stick in your mind, the research adds.
Lead author Professor Colin MacLeod from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, said: 'This study confirms that learning and memory benefit from active involvement.
'When we add an active measure or a production element to a word, that word becomes more distinct in long-term memory and hence more memorable.'
This builds on previous findings by the same researchers that revealed writing and typing words make them easier to remember.
Reading something out loud is the most effective way of retaining information (stock)
Engaging with children while reading to them books gives youngsters' brains a cognitive boost, a study revealed in June.
Researchers hope their findings will reinforce the value of interactive reading, where children are actively encouraged to participate.
Lead author Dr John Hutton from the Cincinntai Children's Hospital Medical Centre, said: 'The takeaway