There has been a growing body of evidence that we remember more when we write out notes longhand rather than typing them into computers or tablets.

 

The reason for that could be that “writing stimulates an area of the brain called the RAS (reticular activating system), which filters and brings clarity to the fore the information we’re focusing on.”

 

Turns out the same may apply to reading: analogue is better for our memories than reading from a screen. As to why this is is still the subject of ongoing tests.

 

So there it is : boost your productivity by going old school and ditching the screens.