Six benefits of cursive writing for human brain
New Delhi : If you are in school or have any connection to it then you must be knowing that the cursive writing is coming back like a trend. And here are six benefits of opting for cursive writing that positively affects the human brain.
1: Cursive provides a flow of thought as well as a flow of words
A number of studies have claimed that cursive writing creates a flow. A 1976 investigation from the journal Academic Therapy demonstrated that the act of writing words in a continuous fashion—as opposed to the interrupted format of block letters—promoted an understanding of complete words better than separate letters. Humans, after all, think structurally, not phonetically. Cursive helps reinforce that.
2: It brings focus on the content
A proficient cursive writer has a minimal barrier between thought and action. In fact, the College Board found that students taking the essay portion of the SAT exam scored slightly higher when writing in cursive than if they printed their answers.
3: Cursive writing enables the entire brain
While many believe that cursive writing is just a different way of writing, but there are several studies which claim that it enables the functioning of the whole brain. In fact, reading cursive also activates different parts of the brain than printed text—one study found that in all cases they studied, when they presented information to the left hemisphere of the brain fewer errors occurred than when it was presented to the right hemisphere.
4: Cursive helps you retain more information
A couple of studies have found that writers opting for cursive writing are capable of transcribing almost every word during speech. When we write, we have to be more selective and the brain has to process information to decide what’s important enough to write down. That level of brain engagement tends to make information “stick” rather than just pass through our typing fingers.
5: Cursive may help improve motor control
Cursive handwriting is a fine motor skill that allows for plenty of practice. For people with developmental dysgraphia this can have a range of benefits to improve these skills.
6: Cursive will make you a better speller
The act of writing out words and thinking of them as a single unit means you’re more likely to retain their proper spelling than if you simply typed them out. Cursive writers tend to spell more accurately as a result.