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Unique Pathways

Research has found that handwriting creates unique pathways in the brain by making those who wrote their notes by hand remember the content better than those who typed them on the keyboard.

The physical act of writing can also have other advantages, in particular with creative writing. Writing with pen and paper helps free us from the distractions of the digital world. As you type there can be a tendency to change as you go along rather than letting your ideas flow.


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