Enhance learning by using particular characters

    Enhance learning by using particular characters

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    it is a process conditioned by many factors in which not only the
    complexity of the material or the motivation of the student but also others
    small factors of perceptive nature. Recently university researchers
    of Princeton and Indiana, they found that writing the subject material
    of the study using a sophisticated and complex type of letter to read
    can significantly improve learning. These researchers
    they consider this effect to be due to the awkward letters from
    reading favor a deeper processing of the material that is to be done
    learn.



    To reach this conclusion the researchers have
    worked with 28 people aged between 18 and 40, who have
    spent 90 seconds reading seven characteristics associated with three species
    alien. Half of the people have read the material written in the Arial font
    size 12 while that the same written material was passed to the others o
    in Comic Sans or in Bondi in the same dimension. Both Comic Sans and the
    Bodoni are characters that present greater complexity in reading
    compared to Arial (even if they are not so complex as to make impossible the
    reading itself). Fifteen minutes later people had to complete
    a test related to the material read. The people who read the material
    written with the most complex letters answered correctly in 86,5% of
    cases, while those who read the Arial showed an accuracy of 72,8%. In a second experiment carried out in a school
    university in Ohio, the researchers submitted some material written in
    two different fonts: monotype Corsiva and Haettenschweiler. Eventually it was found that of the 220 students that
    those who had studied the written material participated in the experiment
    with the more complex characters they had significantly improved learning. Researchers claim that when we read material
    written with simple characters, our brain processes it quickly and not
    we strive to understand it. A kind of little perceptual trick. To the
    on the contrary, when reading costs us greater difficulty we feel less a
    at ease and so we focus more on the topic. Of course, in the
    at the same time the researchers warn that characters should not be used
    too complicated otherwise this would have the opposite effect. However, there is another basic mechanism that does not
    discard to explain this phenomenon is the fact that the letters are less legible
    they are more distinctive and so the material will be easier to remember.
    Something similar to the effect of the novelty, a hypothesis that will have to be verified
    with further studies.
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