Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices: Brain Activation Differences During Memory Retrieval

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A study of Japanese university students and recent graduates has revealed that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Researchers say that the unique, complex, spatial and tactile information associated with writing by hand on physical paper is likely what leads to improved memory.

Authors: Keita Umejima, Takuya Ibaraki, Takahiro Yamazaki, Kuniyoshi L Sakai

University of Tokyo