Sans Forgetica font May Help You Remember What You Read

We’re all used to skimming past the boring parts of a reading assignment or a web article. But when researchers from RMIT University in Australia printed information in a weird, hard-to-read font, they found that people were more likely to remember what they read.

There’s a sweet spot, their experiments suggest: If the font is too chaotic, it becomes too hard to read. So they settled on small tweaks: gaps in the lines of the letters, and a slight backwards tilt (the opposite direction as the slant in more-familiar italic type).

The resulting font is called Sans Forgetica and you can download it here. The researchers also created a Chrome extension that will render any web page in Sans Forgetica, the better to study with. But don’t use it everywhere: they suspect that if we get too used to reading in Sans Forgetica, its memory-boosting effect will fade.

Source: Sans Forgetica May Help You Remember What You Read