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Old 01-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
John Spragens
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Default Salon: Hideous fonts may boost reading comprehension

> The [Princeton] study, titled "Fortune Favors the Bold (and the Italicized): Effects of Disfluency on Educational Outcomes," found that people remembered more from worksheets and PowerPoint presentations when they were composed in a hot mess of hated fonts like Monotype Corsiva, Haettenshweiler and the dreaded Comic Sans Italic.

> The hypothesis is that the added difficulty in reading these texts forces more cognitive engagement, which leads to greater comprehension.

http://salon.com/a/sPCQfAA

Links at the bottom to background including the original researchers' article.

   
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