The Surprisingly Powerful Influence of

Drawing on Memory


University of Waterloo, Department of Psychology


By: Myra A. Fernandes, Jeffrey D. Wammes, and Melissa E. Meade

How Handwriting Trains the Brain


Wall Street Journal Article



By Gwendolyn Bounds

Is Dyslexia Permanent? How Teachers

Can Rewire a Struggling Reader’s Brain


The Institute of Learning and Brain Science, University of Washington

Your Surgeon’s Childhood Hobbies May Affect Your Health


The New York Times Article


By: Kate Murphy

A Case for Cursive


Occupational Therapy Association


By Katie Zezima

Getting It in Writing


Association for Psychological Science

Losing our grip - More students entering school without fine motor skills



Which Hand? Brains, fine motor skills,

and holding a pencil



Raise-a-Reader: Is childhood art key to developing

language literacy?





Ditch the Laptop and pick up a pen, class. Researchers say it's better for note taking.


Washington Post


By Elahe Izadi

Fine Motor Skills and Executive Function Both Contribute to Kindergarten Achievement


University of Virginia Curry School of Education


By Claire E. Cameron, Laura L. Brock, William M. Murrah, Lindsay H. Bell, Samantha L. Worzalla, David Grissmer, and Frederick J. Morrison

Put away the keyboard:

Handwriting makes you smarter


Wall Street Journal Article



The Case for Handwriting Article


By Jennifer L. W. Fink

What's Lost as Handwriting Fades


The New York Times Article


By Maria Konnikova

Watch How You Hold That Crayon


The New York Times Article


By Peg Tyre

The Lowdown of Longhand - How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain Article

Connecting Fine Motor to Higher Test Scores


By Donna Krache, CNN

The Motor-Cognitive Connection: Early Fine Motor Skills as an Indicator of Future Success

By Bill Jenkins, Ph.D

Psychology Today: Here to Help

How to improve everyday memory.


What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain


by William Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D. in  Memory Medic


Optimizing Early Brain and Motor Development Through Movement


By Carl Gabbard, Ed.D., and Luis Rodrigues

A Tale of Two Sections: An Experiment to Compare the Effectiveness of a Hybrid versus a Traditional Lecture Format in Introductory Microbiology


By Alison E. M. Adams, Shelby Randall and Tinna Traustadottir

The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking


By Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer

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