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The Magic of Handwriting

This exhibition demonstrates how important handwriting actually is to chart our history.

How our handwriting reveals our mood

Good research here on identifying mood in handwriting” at least now the research is proving what graphologists have been able to identify for generations.

How To Write Handwritten Notes Like Richard Branson

Journaling has made a big come-back but so too has handwritten letters on nice stationery – A method designed to by-pass the huge backlog of emails sitting on your client’s computer!

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say

Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils.

Neuroscience is showing how handwriting helps with learning

Judy Willis, a neurologist and teacher-consultant with the South Coast Writing Project, explains how the teaching of writing is important for learning based on neuroimaging and brain mapping.

Legibility in writing systems emerges spontaneously, rather than evolving over time

The visual appearance of most scripts corresponds with the basic constraints of the human visual system, thus facilitating the perception and processing of letters.

Cache of Roman letters discovered at Hadrian's Wall

Archaeologists excited about 25 tablets found at Vindolanda fort, site of 1992 discovery of hundreds of Roman documents

Does YOUR handwriting make you a 'Great Briton'?

Study of icons such as Queen Victoria and Charles Darwin finds that the UK’s best minds write with a right slant and high ‘T-bars’

Handwriting Today

There was always a distinctive style of handwriting taught in many countries, this article looks at how that is changing and what handwriting is now being taught.

This research supports the work done at Harvard University, looking at signature size and CEO's of companies.

Handwritten signatures have been traditionally associated with personality traits. In this study, we examined the relationship of signature size with intrasexual competition, aggressive and sociable dominance, narcissism, and self-esteem in a sample of Uruguayan university students

"Positron Emission Tomography and writing" Neuroscience shows us how handwriting is important for learning.

Judy Willis, a neurologist and teacher-consultant with the South Coast Writing Project, explains how the teaching of writing is important for learning based on neuroimaging and brain mapping.

Who was Ladislao José Biro, how did he invent the ballpoint pen and how did it help in World War II?

You may not realise this but the humble ballpoint pen, used by millions of people around the world every day, is less than eight decades old.

An early script recovered in the 1970's has finally been identified. #scriptures

An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy of Old Testament Bible scripture since the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The truth about cursive handwriting: Why it matters in a digital age.

AHAF has published a white paper discussing this important topic.

Learning Handwriting is still a key skill necessary for development of a child's brain.

Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?
There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write.

Write Now

Handwriting is so Important, the memories associated with it can bring happiness, and tears but evokes so much that otherwise can be forgotten. Journals are a way of doing this for your children and their memories.

This article and research is actually looking at bodily movement but one can only hope that work on fine motor skills will follow shortly.

A pioneering new study has revealed how an individual’s movement can give a unique insight into their inherent personality traits.

Ink and writing have been around far longer than suspected. Without the written word, very little would be known about our heritage.

Metallic ink was used to inscribe scrolls regarded as an archaeological wonder, according to scientists.

Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD

When will scholars realise that keyboard skills are not the best method for retention of information.  It is well documented throughout the internet.

Via handwriting analysis, scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe

Handwriting is specific to each and every person, we write in a way that is comfortable to us which acknowledges that handwriting is actually brainwriting.  Work on the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral highlights this very fact.

Handwriting isn’t Dead..

Connected Pens and Improved Styluses Make Your Handwritten Notes Available on All of Your Devices

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard by Pam Mueller and Dan Oppenheimer April 24, 2014

– study done by having students watch five TED talks and make notes either by hand or keyboarding
– then completed three distractor tasks
– 30 minutes later they had to answer factual recall questions. Both groups performed equally on recall questions.
– laptop users performed significantly worse on conceptual questions compared to handwritten note takers
– laptop users contained more words and more verbatim overlap with the lectures
-longhand note takers still beat the laptop note takers on recall one week later