Basing themselves on the principles of cognitive psychology, researchers at the University of Melbourne have recently developed a new typeface to help us better remember what we read. Broken and slightly slanted to the left, Sans Forgetica requires a little more concentration to be deciphered – principle of the desirable difficulty – compared to a usual font, so that we become more immersed in the content. In a study of some 400 university students, the text retention rate was 7% higher when written in Sans Forgetica than in Arial, 57% compared to 50% respectively. As an extra note, Sans Forgetica is more suitable for memorizing short texts.
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