Go ahead a grab a pen and paper—taking physical notes is more likely to make information stick in your brain. University of Tokyo researchers found that study participants who wrote on physical paper had more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Professor Kuniyoshi Sakai explains, “[…] Paper is more advanced and useful compared to electronic documents because paper contains more one-of-a-kind information for stronger memory recall.” The experts say that personalizing digital documents by highlighting, underlining, circling, or adding virtual sticky notes can mimic analog-style spatial enrichment that may enhance memory. But the take-home message is “to use paper notebooks for information we need to learn or memorize.”