Writing by hand strengthens the learning process. When typing on a keyboard, this process may be impaired. Associate professor Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger’s Reading Centre (Norway) asks if something is lost in switching from book to computer screen, and from pen to keyboard.
Together with neurophysiologist Jean-Luc Velay at the University of Marseille (France), Anne Mangen has written an article published in the Advances in Haptics periodical. They have examined research which goes a long way in confirming the significance of these differences.