Early Development of Language by Hand: Composing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking Connections in Children.
A 2006 study from the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle) showed that Printing, Cursive Writing, and Typing on a keyboard are all associated with distinct and separate brain patterns - and each results in a distinct end result. When children composed text by hand, they not only consistently produced more words more quickly than they did on a keyboard, but expressed more ideas.... See the full study here.
It is said that Virginia Woolf wrote while standing at a desk 3'6" tall because she wanted to be like a painter who could instantly step away from her canvas to get a better view...
She was onto something. Coming up and out of the mental thicket for air, with wide eyes and ears to inhale space and sound, refreshing the senses to allow the emergence of the grander picture...
Beautiful and relatable. Protagonist for the standing desk.
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