What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

I agree with the opinions of these two psychologists and feel the more things individuals can be exposed to, the better chance brains can be rehabilitated from whatever ails them. I believe use it…. or lose it applies. Click here to read the full article or an excerpt below.

 

 

Two psychologists, Pam A. Mueller of Princeton and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, have reportedthat in both laboratory settings and real-world classrooms, students learn better when they take notes by hand than when they type on a keyboard. Contrary to earlier studies attributing the difference to the distracting effects of computers, the new research suggests that writing by hand allows the student to process a lecture’s contents and reframe it — a process of reflection and manipulation that can lead to better understanding and memory encoding.

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