“During one study at Indiana University published this year, researchers invited children to man a “spaceship,” actually an MRI machine using a specialized scan called “functional” MRI that spots neural activity in the brain. The kids were shown letters before and after receiving different letter-learning instruction. In children who had practiced printing by hand, the neural activity was far more enhanced and “adult-like” than in those who had simply looked at letters.”
— So it turns out that learning handwriting is really important for all kinds of things, from the ability to learn the alphabet to coming up with abstract ideas.
I never once passed handwriting in elementary school. Not sure what that says about me. (via)