Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Alison Flood, http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/, Aug 26, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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So the premise here is that context has an impact on memory, and that eBooks read on the Kindle lack the appropriate context for remembering. "In this study, we found that paper readers did report higher on measures having to do with empathy and transportation and immersion, and narrative coherence, than iPad readers," said Mangen. But, you know, it's one study, with one set of readers. I've been reading online for the last 30 years. I expect my sense of context may well be different.

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