Here's more fodder for the great paper vs. e-book debate.
A new study has found that readers using an e-reader were "significantly" worse than print book readers at remembering when events occurred in a story, The Guardian reports.
The study, which was presented at a conference in
"The Kindle readers performed significantly worse on the plot reconstruction measure, i.e., when they were asked to place 14 events in the correct order," Ann Mangen, a researcher on the study told The Guardian.
The research suggests that the physical experience of holding a Kindle does not provide the same support for remembering the order of events in a story as a print book does.
"When you read on paper you can sense with your fingers a pile of pages on the left growing, and shrinking on the right," Mangen said. "You have the tactile sense of progress, in addition to the visual."
Mangen chairs a European research network which looks at the effects of digital text on reading. "We need to provide research and evidence-based knowledge to publishers on what kind of devices (iPad, Kindle, print) should be used for what kind of content," she said.