While some people say find a quiet space and stick to it, cognitive scientists say that mixing the space you study in, helps with memory and retaining information more effectively. Memory is coloured by our senses – sights, smells, sounds and changing your study “ nook” frequently increases the likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned. So next time you’re at the library, choose a different spot, a different desk, a different outlook. Or find a quiet spot at your local café, or another room in your house. It can make all the difference.