The Method of Loci as a Depression Treatment

I came across an interesting study about researchers who tried using a memory technique called the method of loci to help subjects counter depression.

Depressed people tend to recall negative memories more than positive ones, so the researchers asked people to place positive memories into memory palaces. On a surprise test a week later, the newly-trained mnemonists were able to recall the positive memories, while the other group had more trouble with the recall.

Here’s the abstract: Read more