Why You Remember Less When You Read from a Screen

There are undeniable advantages to carrying a whole library on your Kindle or tablet computer but retaining the information you read doesn’t seem to be one of them. Recent studies agree that when it comes to recalling information, you’re probably ahead to read printed material like bound books, paper journals, and print magazines. In one study that asked Italian college students to read a 28-page story and then place 14 plot events in correct order, Kindle readers performed significantly worse. 

 

Researchers suggest that we have a more difficult time recalling digital information because it has no permanent physical location.

Source: bigthink.com

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