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Paper superior to laptop for learning

Paper superior to laptop for learning

  • research published by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • students who write by hand learn and remember more than those that use computers
  • pen and paper sparking activity in part of the brain responsible for attention
  • approximately 45 US states currently do not require schools to teach students handwriting
  • data showed an increase of activity in the sensorimotor parts of the brain, which is involved with processing, attention and language
  • found that the act is beneficial for adults, suggesting they will remember contents better after writing them down.
  • EEG was used to track and record brain wave activity using a hood fitted with more than 250 electrodes attached to the outer lining.
  • Each examination took 45 minutes per person, and the researchers received 500 data points per second.
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