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Scientists have created a font that helps to better remember the text. And they called it Sans Forgetica

Especially important for students in lectures.

Designers from Melbourne, along with scientists from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), developed a font that simplifies reading and memorizing text. He was ironically called Sans Forgetica (from the word forget – forget).

It differs from ordinary Forgetica fonts in that it’s harder for the eyes to perceive. But “intentional complexity” at the same time forces the brain to process the text more carefully.

As Kara Curtis from The Next Web noted , because of the gaps in the letters, there is a feeling that something is wrong, but it allows us to better memorize the text.

The brain needs more effort when reading and it only takes a split second – but it looks like this font works.

Kara Curtis
The Next Web Editor

Scientists conducted a study on a small sample of 400 students. Sans Forgetica really allowed them to memorize the text a little better. The same text, the subjects who read Forgetica, remembered 7% better than those who read it in the usual Arial.

Sans Forgetica font example

As co-author Stephen Banham noted , in everyday life, the font is useless and may even be harmful. Nevertheless, Sans Forgetica can be useful for students in stressful situations: when preparing for exams or to write abstracts of lectures.

God no, you do not need novels printed on it, it will only cause a headache.

Stephen Ban
co-author of Sans Forgetica

The font is available free of charge on the RMIT website .

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