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Writing By Hand Helps Train the Brain

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the part-of-our-non-oral-tradition dept.

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jhoomjhoom writes "Using advanced tools such as magnetic resonance imaging, researchers are finding that writing by hand is more than just a way to communicate. The practice helps with learning letters and shapes, can improve idea composition and expression, and may aid fine motor-skill development. Studies suggest there's real value in learning and maintaining this ancient skill, even as we increasingly communicate electronically via keyboards big and small. Indeed, technology often gets blamed for handwriting's demise. But in an interesting twist, new software for touch-screen devices, such as the iPad, is starting to reinvigorate the practice."

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Asimov comes to mind (1)

rajkiran_g (634912) | more than 3 years ago | (#33806836)

Indeed, technology often gets blamed for handwriting's demise. But in an interesting twist, new software for touch-screen devices, such as the iPad, is starting to reinvigorate the practice."

Asimov has written several stories with a similar theme. People discovering ancient practices rendered obsolete by new technology.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fun_They_Had [wikipedia.org]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feeling_of_Power [wikipedia.org]

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