The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens: Scientific American

I think this isd an important article. It examines the value to memory recall of paper as against the digital screen.
I have recently read a number of books online and feel that the article has a strong point about the way that paper acts as a kind of topographic map. Our brain seems to react well to paper and there is a definite “feel” to paper that a flat glass screen cannot reproduce.
Perhaps the answer lies in the different capacities of the two media. I love the way you can instantly look up references within the digital book and the possibility of seeing video and pictures is obviously a plus point as well.
Paper though is providing a case for its survival. I wonder if it will be able to.


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