Why making written notes - instead of electronic, gives memory a boost

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Technological innovation has led to more advanced ways of writing. Instead of having to carry around diaries or notebooks, we now whip out conveniently sized electronic devices with huge storage capacities.  

However, a new study suggests that writing on paper may be more beneficial than electronic devices when it comes to activating brain power, specifically memory recall. 

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, included 48 Japanese university students who read a fictional text about characters discussing future plans. The researchers conducted a pre-test analysis on participants to ensure that they were at an equal level based on memory, age, and gender.

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