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Re: Reading versus books on tape

Another anecdotal tid-bit:  I listen to many books on tape while commuting, including history and/or scientific books.  I find my retention is a little poorer and that my understanding isn't as deep sometimes (a result of not being able to reread and ponder a passage).  However, I am much more likely to have portions memorized.  I have found that I am able to recite random selections after listening only a few times. 


On 7/6/06, Toth Laszlo <tothl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, tony stockman wrote:

> anecdotally I believe for myself at any rate, as a blind person and
> having used braille since primary school, braille reading is more
> effective for learning than listening to tape.

I think that quite many people (including me) performs a kind of visual
learning. For example, I can recall even after years how a certain piece
of information was positioned on the page of the book. Because of this, I
can hardly imagine how I could learn anything by listening to a tape (I
have never tried it, though). Sorry, this is only "anecdotal", but I hope
somebody here can name some real study on this.

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