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Even though my handwriting has deteriorated do to age and use of computers, I have long maintained that this is the best way of capturing information.
Taking notes on a laptop, tablet, etc. has many issues, other than information retention.
This article from the Harvard Business Journal documents the results of several studies supporting handwritten note taking https://hbr.org/2015/07/what-you-miss-when-you-take-notes-on-your-l...
I've known only one person who could consistently, reliably, and comfortably read *MY* handwriting! lol
That being said:
Thanks, and #KeepSTRONG, Henry!
I forgot to put the context of #4 into my posting. My comment only applies to when someone is taking notes with a keyboard. In that situation you are acting as a conduit, there is no thinking, just transcribing what you hear. That is probably the reason why the studies show that people who take handwritten notes perform better than people who use a keyboard or other technology.
Typing in the context of what you describe is entirely different. When composing a document, writing a blog post, or responding like what I am doing now, does require a lot of brain power to translate what I want to say into commands to my fingers to type the correct keys. Then I agree completely with you.
I hope this distinction makes sense now.
With Kind Regards,
Yes, it does, Henry! Thanks!
Thats why I think the Livescribe pen I showed you is the way to go for note taking. Sort of the best of both worlds!
I think that you may be correct. There must be some kind of psychological connection between the brain and your hand when writing that helps a lot with retention of information when taking notes.
If *that's* the case, wouldn't it stand to reason that retention of information would be even *higher* when taking notes with a keyboard since taking notes with a keyboard, almost by definition, includes using BOTH hands and all 10 digits of our hands...???
(For the record: I use only one hand when writing handwritten messages with pen/pencil but, use both hands when keyboarding via computer/typewriter, etc.)
That is not what the studies referenced in the article indicate. They ran several studies and students who took handwritten notes far outperformed students who used technology. And I am speculating that the reasons for the difference include what I listed above.
That's truly intriguing, Henry! (I look forward to finding out more about that when time permits...) Thanks! (And, of course, #KeepSTRONG! )
Thanks, BIG-TIME for the Lego "SeriousPlay" brand REMINDER!
I was just trying to recall it yesterday or the day before! :-)
By the way: As hand-centric as my Wright Hand Organizer icon might suggest, I'm with you 100% on this statement of yours: " I feel we think through our hands."!!
I think that your URL is incorrect. it should be combatbraintraining not conbatbraintraining.
I agree that with you about "thinking through our hands." We also communicate through our hands when speaking or angry with someone. As an extreme example, people often react more to the "bird" than to the actual words behind the gesture!
But reflecting back on the Harvard Business Journal study, perhaps the auditory thinker does not retain as much information as the visual thinker, and therefore does not perform as well with recall.
I know for me that I can visualize when taking notes approximately where I wrote something down. But since typing basically all looks the same, I do not have a memory of where I wrote or read something, unless there is something very unique about the formatting, which is therefore visual again. Have you ever read something in a book and then tried to find the page and where on the page it is if all the pages look alike?
I think you're correct about Chris' URL, Henry: http://www.combatbraintraining.com/