Australian researchers have developed a tortured and complex reading font that would facilitate the memorization of information in the brain of readers.
A team of Australian researchers has conducted an unusual scientific step. They developed a writing font that would help people remember more easily what they read.
Named Sans Forgetica, this writing font would, according to its designers, facilitate the memorization of information in the human brain. Visually, the letters are inclined and sectioned by void spaces. It is not easy to read the text with this font, but it is the desired effect.
A complex writing … for lazy people?
According to these typographic design specialists and psychologists, it is precisely for this reason that the brain would retain information more easily. This effect on the brain is explained by the fact that the complexity added to the reading process forces the brain to concentrate and to memorize the information.
With normal fonts, ” readers often look overhead and no trace is created in their memory,” says Janneke Blijlevens, keynote speaker at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University ). On the other hand, if a font is too complicated to decrypt, then the brain does not memorize the information better. According to Janneke Blijlevens’ statement, ” Without Forgetica is at a tipping point where just enough complexity has been added to create this memory conservation “.
To reach this tipping point, the researchers tested several fonts with 400 Australian students in the lab, and also launched an online experiment ” where different fonts with different kinds of obstacles were tested to determine which ones allowed the best. memorization, “the statement said. An approach that echoes (and that it would be interesting to associate) the Unignorable Color Pantone.
Typography can be downloaded as an extension of Google’s Chrome web browser or as a font on a dedicated site.