Scientists design new font to help you stop forgetting important notes

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 04, 2018 15:22 hrs
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Melbourne: If reading and re-reading text was still not enough for you to remember it during exams, researchers have devised a new font to help make the process bit more reliable.

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new font which tricks the human brain into using deeper cognitive processing to remember the text written in it.

As Cnet reports, the font, ironically called Sans Forgetica, is a sans serif style typeface which slants to the left, an usual design principle in typography, and has holes in it.

The unusual features are exactly what make the font use cognitive psychology and make one better remember the text written in it. The psychological learning principle is known as 'desirable difficulty' making the obstruction (holes) work towards better memory retention.



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