Handwriting on paper is a key to creative success

I thought it was the case, and now there’s a study — reported in Fast Company at The Pen Is Mightier Than The Phone: A Case For Writing Things Out — that bears me out.

Writing, on paper, using a your own hand, is often better for creativity and for thinking than typing! It’s also better for remembering:

By committing your thought to paper, you’re also doing more to lock it into place. … as your hand executes each stroke of each letter, it activates a much larger portion of the brain’s thinking, language, and “working memory” regions than typing, which whisks your attention along at a more letters-and-words pace.

For me, every important project I work on has a significant part of its life as ink scrawled onto paper.

Don’t let those handwriting muscles atrophy!


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2 responses to “Handwriting on paper is a key to creative success”

  1. Yeah, back to basics. 🙂
    No wonder barefoot running is becoming very popular now a days. 🙂

  2. Yeah, back to basics. 🙂
    No wonder barefoot running is becoming very popular now a days. 🙂

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