Cognitive Differences in Reading From Kindle, iPad, and Paper Text

My name is Thomas Gable from The College of Wooster, and I presented my research at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

Participants’ reading speeds and memory (of a short story) while using either paper text, an iPad, or Kindle were compared. Paper text resulted in significantly faster reading speeds. Short-term memory performance was significantly better for electronic-readers, but no long-term memory differences occurred. Electronic-readers exhibited no cognitive disadvantage on an academic learning task.

Poster Session IV – Board: IV- 133
Friday, May 27, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Columbia Hall

Thomas M. Gable
The College of Wooster

Claudia R. Thompson
The College of Wooster

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