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Ebooks vs Printed Books: Which Are Better for Your Brain, According to Science?

Lottie Miles.

learning-mind.com

Posted January 11th, 2020.

 
printed books vs ebooks.

 

Book enthusiasts have long defended the benefits of the printed word over ebooks. Yet, the arguments are frequently centered on the look and feel of a book. In a world where much of our lives are conducted on a screen, the arguments for the benefits of a printed book over an ebookare increasingly focusing on the benefits the former have on our brain.

If you’re on the fence when it comes to a preference over ebooks vs printed books, this article intends to look at the science behind the debate.

Are printed books better for your brain than ebooks and why?

5 reasons why printed books are better for your brain

1. They keep your attention

With a printed book, you simply have the pages in front of you and nothing else. Whereas, with an ebook, there are multiple temptations at your fingertips. Your e-reader might allow you to look up definitions of words, browse other readers comments on the book, or have a browse option that allows you to search the internet.

A study conducted at American University found that 92% of those surveyed found that they concentrated better when reading the printed word over an e-version. A printed book, therefore, encourages us to read more carefully and helps our brain to hold focus on the task in hand.

2. Ebooks encourage us to skim read

Whether you use an ebook to read or download titles on your phone or tablet, research has shown that reading on a screen alters the way our brain views the text.

Professor Ziming Liu, from San Jose State University, refers to ‘screen-based reading behavior’ which constitutes the tendency to browse and scan a text rather than practice in-depth and concentrated reading as we do with printed books.

The consequence of foregoing in-depth reading has been the focus of further studies. Maryanne Wolf, in her work on the evolution of the reading brain, has explored the impact reading digital text has on the cognitive functions we draw upon when reading.

While she recognizes that we still know very little about the digital reading brain, she laments the possible loss of ‘deep reading’ which printed text facilitates.

3. Printed books help us to absorb and retain more information

Another strong argument in the ebooks vs printed books debate is the capacity with which we absorb information from the printed word over its digital counterpart. Unsurprisingly, as printed books help to hold our attention and trigger more concentrated reading, we are better able to absorb and retain more information from them.

A study conducted at Stavanger University in Norway gave 50 readers the same short story to read, with half the readers using a Kindle to read the story and half reading from a printed book. Participants were then tested on their ability to remember certain aspects of the story.


The results found that those that read the story on a Kindle found it significantly harder to reconstruct the plot when asked to.

4. Printed books help us to be more emotionally engaged


Printed books not only help us to draw on more cognitive resources, they draw on our emotional responses also. Similar to the point about keeping our attention, printed books are said to help the reader to be more emotionally absorbed in the book.

Another study from the University of Stavanger, conducted by Anne Mangen, found that participants that read an upsetting story on paper reported higher levels of ‘empathy, transportation, immersion, and narrative coherence’ than those who read the same story on an iPad.

So, if you really want to get lost in a story, go for the hard copy.
5. Printed books bring more joy

Despite fears that digital books would remove the need for printed versions, these predictions have proved way off the mark. Sales of e-readers and ebooks have, in fact, slowed since reaching their peak in 2014 and printed books have enjoyed a resurgence. A lot of this has come down to the joy one feels when holding a book.



In terms of the impact this has on our brain, proponents of the printed word suggest that a printed book serves to ignite multiple senses in a way that an ebook cannot.


The feel of a book, the way it smells, the way it looks, the satisfaction one feels as they see their progression through the pages are all elements that are unique to a paper book.

Research has shown that the senses that are awakened by a paper book can, in fact, inspire individuals to do something new, make important life-decisions, reduce stress and increase happiness.
Final Words

Despite the many benefits on the brain of a printed book, there are, of course, benefits of ebooksand digital text. Ebooks have assisted with the democratization of information, in that they help to ensure books can be available in formats that make them accessible to those in a way that the printed word is not.

However, theories that predicted that ebooks would cause the death of the paperback have proved unfounded as many are drawing on the scientifically proven benefits of reading from printed books.

The ebooks vs printed books debate is sure to continue, but with studies increasingly showing that printed books draw on more of our brain’s resources it may lead you to renew that library card and stock up on the paperbacks.
References:
  1. https://www.mentalfloss.com
  2. https://www.theguardian.com

 

 

Lottie Miles

 






 
About the Author: Lottie Miles


 
Lottie Miles is a professional researcher and writer with a passion for human rights. She has 4 years of experience working within the NGO sector and has a Masters Degree in Social Policy. She has a keen interest in exploring ways in which happiness habits can help to improve mental health and wellbeing. In her spare time, she likes doing crossword puzzles, painting and traveling.
 
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Quarta-feira, 15 / 01 / 20

Rescue You ~ You Are… ~ LISTEN! ~ Perfection

The Creator Writings.

Transcribed by Jennifer Farley.

Posted January 15th, 2020

 

 

Rescue You

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As you sit waiting for someone to rescue you, opportunities to rescue yourself fly by. 

Do not wait; be your own champion. 

Take responsibility for your part in every aspect of your life. 

It is, after all, yours.


You Are

 
 
Posted January 14th, 2020
 
You are loved. 
 
The Universe provides, your truth sustains and a thousand angels support your every move. 
 
 

LISTEN!

 
 
Posted January 13th, 2020
 
The Universe is aware that many of you are asking, “What do I do now?”.  
 
It may be in relation to a challenging situation/moment or the next step in your growth process.  
 
The response will always be the same…LISTEN!  
 
If you take the time to shut off the inner chatter, you will hear The Universe guiding and supporting you throughout.  
 
Take solace in and gain peace from this knowledge, dear one, remembering you are very loved!
 
 

Perfection

 
 
Posted January 12th, 2020


Breathe in who you are. 

Feel it fill your body. Let every inhale remind you of your perfection.


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Quarta-feira, 15 / 01 / 20

Do Not Ever Grow Discouraged.

The Beloved One.

Is The Teacher

Message received by Lytske

Urantia, December 22, 2019.

Posted January 15th, 2020



The Beloved One: “Each task set before you is a lesson to be learned. If a task seems repetitive, it is because you have yet to learn more as lessons can be expanded upon so you can gain a greater and deeper understanding you would otherwise miss out on. This is called, the garnering of wisdom. 

“You realize, it is not the growing old that matters. It is the growing wiser that is of prime importance. It is an understanding that motivates you when you ‘fly off the handle’ in certain situations. Could it be something you have not as yet mastered? Then indeed, it follows that there is more work to be done in the area of self-discipline, for it is My desire as much as it is yours, that you cultivate a harmonious character poised in beauty and grace. 

“Knowing you as well as I do, I know that more self-correction would be very beneficial towards self-mastery, and that is why certain circumstances will arise to test you, in order for you to discover how much you have gained. 

“You are making progress in self-control when you immediately turn within to My calming presence. Let this thought take a strong hold on you. Let it sink into your cellular level, so you will not forget this. I have placed you in the most ideal of circumstances to learn this most difficult lesson amid the most trying of situations. 

“I know you will eventually come to see this My way, I have the greatest confidence in you that you shall overcome all, as I know the most intimate and secret desires of your heart. 

“I am the one, who totally understands your frustrations at not being understood, and having your words misconstrued. Remember however, that everyone needs to master their lessons in their own time, after they show a readiness therefore. 

“Each mortal is at his or her personal level of inner development and self-correction. The older and wiser ones need to by example teach the younger ones this often-times painful lesson in self-control. Do not ever grow discouraged when you are tested, and find that you still have a way to go towards an ideal balance in all manner of things. 

“Remember to turn within to Me, especially when frustrated or upset.”


 
 
 
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Quarta-feira, 15 / 01 / 20

Google Has 10,000 Employees Censoring YouTube Videos, Some of Them Starting to Believe Conspiracy Theories

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Posted January 14, 2020 by Edward Morgan.

 
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tells Lesley Stahl what the video platform is doing about hate speech in an interview Sunday on the CBS newsmagazine program ’60 Minutes.’
Wojcicki told ’60 Minutes’ that Google employs 10,000 people to focus on “controversial content.” She described their schedule, which includes time for therapy. Stahl also said there are reports that the “monitors” are “beginning to buy the conspiracy theories.”
“What we really had to do was tighten our enforcement of that to make sure we were catching everything and we use a combination of people and machines,” Wojcicki explained. “So Google as a whole has about 10,000 people that are focused on controversial content.”
Lesley Stahl: I’m told that it is very stressful to be looking at these questionable videos all the time. And that there’s actually counselors to make sure that there aren’t mental problems with the people who are doing this work. Is that true?
Susan Wojcicki: It’s a very important area for us. We try to do everything we can to make sure that this is a good work environment. Our reviewers work five hours of the eight hours reviewing videos. They have the opportunity to take a break whenever they want.
Lesley Stahl: I also heard that these monitors, reviewers, sometimes, they’re beginning to buy the conspiracy theories.
Susan Wojcicki: I’ve definitely heard about that. And we work really hard with all of our reviewers to make sure that, you know, we’re providing the right services for them.
 
 
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Quarta-feira, 15 / 01 / 20

ILLUSIONS FALLING

 

Kate Spreckley's Inspiration.


January 15th, 2020


 

day 204.

 




In these first few weeks of January the cosmic shifts and incoming energies seem to be leaving us feeling anxious, heavy and agitated as the illusions under which we have lived continue to dissolve and disintegrate. Waves of powerful energy are flooding the planet and dramatically revealing the constraints by which we have lived. Whatever is in need of healing is being brought to the fore of our awareness and our experience.

As you adapt to the influx of incoming energies you will be faced with numerous awakening and healing opportunities which may create a time of inner conflict and chaos. This may be unsettling as the incoming energies trigger your unresolved heartache, sadness, pain, anger and deep disappointment. You may feel like your place within your family, culture and society is shifting as truths emerge igniting deep-seated anger and fear. Allow it all to emerge. Embrace what is coming up and rest assured that you are being aligned with exactly where you need to be.


Much Love
 

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