Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hideous fonts may boost reading comprehension - Laura Miller - Salon.com

Hideous fonts may boost reading comprehension - Laura Miller - Salon.com:
"The hypothesis is that the added difficulty in reading these texts forces more cognitive engagement, which leads to greater comprehension. While we naturally think that we learn better from texts that are pleasant and easy to read, the opposite may be the case. For Lehrer, who admits to loving his Kindle but also to worrying that it makes 'the act of reading a little bit too easy,' this is an ominous sign."