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Are words and ideas written in a distinctive font easier to remember?

I read that serif fonts have more distinctive characters, and I was wondering if, at the brain level, the fact that something is written with more distinctive characters would be more easily ...
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Is handwriting style heritable?

My daughter (11), wife, and mother in-law all have extremely similar handwriting. Why is this? Is handwriting a inheritable trait?
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Is psychotherapy more effective when examining free association speech than writing?

Is there a difference between free association speaking vs free association writing? Is psychotherapy more effective when examining free association speech?
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Does the transcription method used (e.g., printing, handwriting, typing, voice recording, etc.) affect memory retention?

When I was in high school, one of my teachers used to make us hand print copies of materials from transparencies on an overhead projector (I may be showing my age), with the reasoning that re-writing ...
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Are there known cases where people can write upside down? [closed]

From the time I was able to write I have been writing upside down, as in literally turning the page 180 degrees and writing. The funny thing is, I can't write the right way up! I am left handed which ...
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Does writing something down help memorize it?

This is a question inspired by this recent question on the Chinese Language & Usage website. Someone asked why they needed to learn how to write Chinese characters, since today we mostly use ...