Reading: e-reading affects recall

Norwegian study found reading on paper led to significantly better recall.

Half of the 50 test subjects were given a 28 page short story by Elizabeth George to read on paper, and half read it on a Kindle.  They were then asked questions about the story, its characters and settings.  Kindle readers "performed significantly worse…" on plot reconstruction.

The short story experiment is part of a new European research network which is exploring the effects of digitisation on text reading.

Full story: The Guardian.