MEMORY & RECALL
The sheer amount of information online now forces our brains to look for short-cuts - just to cope with the volume.
One of the most common short-cuts it employs is scanning ( skipping words) rather than reading them all.
Because of this, it is estimated that reading and comprehension is 4 times faster in print - than on a digital device
We all need enough time to transfer important information from our short-term memory to our long-term memory
if we are to to save it - and recall it later. For this to occur naturally, reading needs our fullest attention.
Because our short-term capacity is also so limited, if we do get distracted - it is often not saved and then forgotten.