Paper or ePub?

Did you know that reading on a kindle or other electronic device isn’t the same to your brain as reading on paper?

Well, as it turns out:

Neuroscience, in fact, has revealed that humans use different parts of the brain when reading from a piece of paper or from a screen. So the more you read on screens, the more your mind shifts towards “non-linear” reading — a practice that involves things like skimming a screen or having your eyes dart around a web page. –

If you’re interested in reading more about the changes in reading behavior on screen and off, pick up “Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age” by Dr Ziming Liu. He’s a Professor at San Jose State in the Library and Information Science school.


**Anyone other than me recognize the book in the kindle in the picture? I read it recently: It’s a version of the Cinderella story only, in this one, Cinderella is a cyborg from the moon! Well, of course she is!

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Author: Liz Fraley

Liz Fraley has founded two companies, sits on the boards of three non-profits, and is constantly coming up with new ways to share knowledge in the technical communications and content industries.

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