Font that helps you better recall text

RMIT varsity developed Sans Forgetica
Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read. Sans Forgetica is believed to be the world’s first typeface specifically designed to help people retain more information and remember more of typed notes, said researchers from RMIT University in Australia. “We believe this is the first time that specific principles of design theory have been combined with specific principles of psychology theory in order to create a font,” said Jo Peryman from RMIT. The font was developed using a learning principle called ‘desirable difficulty’, where an obstruction is added to the learning process that requires us to put in just enough effort, leading to better memory retention to promote deeper cognitive processing. The degrees of distinctiveness in the font cause readers to dwell longer on each word, giving the brain more time to engage in cognitive processing, to enhance information retention, he said.
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