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How the dwindling status of handwriting is changing our brains




Transitional kindergarten students Adamaris Duran, left, and Sophia Lopez reach for pencils to begin a writing exercise.
Transitional kindergarten students Adamaris Duran, left, and Sophia Lopez reach for pencils to begin a writing exercise.
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These days, we spend so much time communicating on computer keyboards and mobile phones, we may be missing out on neurological benefits of the good old fashioned notion of putting pen to paper.

Joining us to explain is Brandon Keim, who wrote a piece for the current issue of Scientific American Mind called, "The Science of Handwriting."