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.
"Integrity takes long thoughtful walks. When she comes home, her pockets are full of stones and shells and feathers. She is the daughter of a weaver, and she has inherited her mother's sense of texture and color, though she prefers the potter's wheel to the loom. She makes ritual vessels for the local temple. It was through working with clay that Integrity grew to understand that the body is also a vessel, beautiful, sturdy, empty, and sacred.
Integrity loves the intersection where sculpture becomes dance. She has a supple spine and loves muscles. She knows sign language and has often worked as an interpreter. When she speaks with her hands, it is not in grand, dramatic gestures but in soft, subtle movements. Watching her hands dance, we hear stories that we have no words for."
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