Power of Paper

It’s how we Learn

Handwriting on Paper is a Cognitive Super Power.

Reading a book made of Paper is so enjoyable.  You can feel the warmth of the paper and the progression of your adventure.

Post-it notes have become vital to Design Thinking which challenges assumptions and explores new ideas.

Joshua Foer discusses the art and science of remembering everything in his book, Moonwalking with Einstein.  The brain best remembers things that are repeated, rhythmic, rhyming, structured and above all else, easily visualized.

We think on Paper; it’s how we learn.

“My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” Earnest Hemingway.

Handwriting activates regions of the brain responsible for thinking, memory and language.  It also helps to develop and strengthen fine motor skills.

Scientists are discovering that learning cursive is an important tool for cognitive development, particularly in training the brain which develops functional specialization that integrates both sensation, movement control and thinking.

“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world”. Malcom Gladwell.

 

 

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