The effects of handwriting experience on functional brain development in pre-literate children

@article{James2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of handwriting experience on functional brain development in pre-literate children},
  author={Karin Harman James and Laura E. Engelhardt},
  journal={Trends in Neuroscience and Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={32-42}
}
In an age of increasing technology, the possibility that typing on a keyboard will replace handwriting raises questions about the future usefulness of handwriting skills. Here we present evidence that brain activation during letter perception is influenced in different, important ways by previous handwriting of letters versus previous typing or tracing of those same letters. Preliterate, five-year old children printed, typed, or traced letters and shapes, then were shown images of these stimuli… CONTINUE READING

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