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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Despite reported dislike, older readers put in less effort when using e-readers

According to recently published research reading text on digital devices like tablet computers requires less effort from older adults than reading on paper.

The conclusion of the research found that when asked, both young and old adults stated a strong preference for paper books, but when they compared eye movements and brain activity measures, older adults fared better with backlit digital readers like tablet computers.

Being within the age group measured as part of the study, 60-77 years, I agree with the findings inas much as I read far more books now that I use my Kindle. I find it less tiring on my eyes.

Read more of the report in ScienceDaily: Despite reported dislike, older readers put in less effort when using e-readers


  1. Always interested in what others are doing. Wish it were possible to visit everyone.

    1. Thank you for popping by. I enjoy reading your postings on your blog.


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