1 min read

Neuroscience Confirms: Print Prevails in Information Processing

Neuroscience Confirms: Print Prevails in Information Processing

At HighNote, we believe in the power of strong customer connections, and our commitment to elevating your vision, strategy, and brand aligns seamlessly with the latest neuroscience research findings. In a recent study published in the National Library of Medicine, the advantages of processing information in print over digital communications were reaffirmed, shedding light on the neurobiological processes underlying reading comprehension. As a printing and marketing communications company, we are thrilled to share insights that reinforce the value of print in captivating and engaging your audience.

The Complex Task of Reading: Insights into Cognitive Function

The study, conducted on 6-to-8-year-old children, aimed to understand the intricate differences in brain activation when reading from a screen compared to reading from a printed paper. The research utilized EEGs and spectral analyses in brain regions associated with language, visual processing, and cognitive control. The findings revealed that processing information in print requires a lower cognitive load, leading to improved comprehension, accuracy, and focused attention.

Researchers identified challenges in allocating attention to tasks when reading from a screen, indicating a significant negative correlation between screen and paper reading in terms of accuracy. Interestingly, even without additional multimedia features, screen reading proved to be less effective than reading on paper.

Frequency Bands and Information Processing: The Key Findings

The study also highlighted the impact of different frequency bands (beta, gamma, theta, alpha) on information processing. Printed-paper reading was associated with significantly greater energy in higher frequency bands (beta, gamma), resulting in less distraction and better comprehension. On the other hand, screen reading correlated with greater energy in lower frequency bands (theta, alpha), leading to higher levels of distraction and lower comprehension.

The researchers further emphasized that the negative correlation between theta/beta ratio during screen-based reading and visual attention abilities reinforces the idea that print enhances focused attention, reduces daydreaming, and ultimately contributes to deeper information processing.

Choosing HighNote for Neuroscience-Informed Marketing Solutions

In the ever-evolving landscape of marketing communications, our dedication at HighNote is to provide services that go beyond industry standards. As neuroscience reaffirms the superiority of print in information processing, our graphic design, print, digital print, sign production, and mailing services stand poised to enhance your brand's connection with your audience.

Choose HighNote for marketing solutions that leverage the science behind print's impact on comprehension, accuracy, and engagement. Your brand deserves the advantage that neuroscience confirms: Print prevails for deeper information processing—once again.

Discover how we turn insights into impactful connections. 

 

A Promise to Yourself

A Promise to Yourself

Good Morning,

Read More
HighNote's Triumph in Immersive Donor Recognition

HighNote's Triumph in Immersive Donor Recognition

Donor recognition significantly contributes to the success of fundraising campaigns, fostering appreciation and loyalty among supporters. HighNote's...

Read More
Three Reasons You Should Check Out USPS Informed Delivery™: Get a sneak peek of what’s coming in your mail box

Three Reasons You Should Check Out USPS Informed Delivery™: Get a sneak peek of what’s coming in your mail box

Direct Mail is making a resurgence and with Informed Delivery™ by U.S. Postal Service®, your mailpiece can contain a digital component.

Read More