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I have just been reading this and have downloaded the font to try it out. It installed straight into MS Word. 

 

Obviously wouldn't use it for complete documents but for extra important points it is worth a try.

 

https://www.watoday.com.au/education/the-new-font-that-promises-to-boost-your-memory-20181003-p507ju.html

 

It slants backwards, there are confusing gaps in every letter and it’s difficult to read.

But the aptly-named Sans Forgetica has a major advantage: it’s believed to improve people’s memories.

In a world first, researchers from RMIT University have designed a font to help people retain information.

 

The font is based on the psychological principle of ‘desirable difficulty’ and improves memory retention by disrupting normal reading patterns.

 

Unlike traditional fonts, which can be scanned over without creating a memory trace, Sans Forgetica requires a bit of extra work.

Readers have to put in a bit of mental effort to close the gaps in letters, making them dwell on each word for a little longer.

 

The font also has an unconventional slant to the left, instead of the slant to the right used for italicised text.

This also boosts people's engagement with the words and leads to deeper cognitive processing.

 

You can download it here: http://sansforgetica.rmit/

The box that pops up isn't a requisite .. just close it. 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, GeordieGirl said:

I have just been reading this and have downloaded the font to try it out. It installed straight into MS Word. 

 

Obviously wouldn't use it for complete documents but for extra important points it is worth a try.

 

https://www.watoday.com.au/education/the-new-font-that-promises-to-boost-your-memory-20181003-p507ju.html

 

It slants backwards, there are confusing gaps in every letter and it’s difficult to read.

But the aptly-named Sans Forgetica has a major advantage: it’s believed to improve people’s memories.

In a world first, researchers from RMIT University have designed a font to help people retain information.

 

The font is based on the psychological principle of ‘desirable difficulty’ and improves memory retention by disrupting normal reading patterns.

 

Unlike traditional fonts, which can be scanned over without creating a memory trace, Sans Forgetica requires a bit of extra work.

Readers have to put in a bit of mental effort to close the gaps in letters, making them dwell on each word for a little longer.

 

The font also has an unconventional slant to the left, instead of the slant to the right used for italicised text.

This also boosts people's engagement with the words and leads to deeper cognitive processing.

 

You can download it here: http://sansforgetica.rmit/

The box that pops up isn't a requisite .. just close it. 

 

 

 

Great! I'm now reading this forum with the chrome extension >> I won't forget anymore where I read something interesting

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7 hours ago, GeordieGirl said:

It slants backwards, there are confusing gaps in every letter and it’s difficult to read.

But the aptly-named Sans Forgetica has a major advantage: it’s believed to improve people’s memories.

Thats why I intentionally mispell words and leave out letters, it forces the reader to mentally correct the word. I'm just trying to do my part to help you exercize for your brain.

 

Your welcome... :whistling: 

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