by Denise Chambers
The Power of Typing: How Typing Enhances Your Brain
In the digital age when computers and mobile phones have become ubiquitous machines and devices, typing has become an essential skill that one must learn and master.
By definition, typing is the process of inputting text by pressing keys on a typewriter, computer keyboard, mobile phone, or calculator.
This text can be in the form of letters, numbers, and symbols.
The development of typing has brought numerous benefits to humans.
For one, it has increased the productivity levels of workers in various industries, particularly those who are working white-collar jobs.
In the literary world, typing has also been quite beneficial - it has made the job of authors easier, and it has made the production of books easier and faster-paced.
Indeed, typing is such a powerful skill to obtain. There is an enormous power in typing.
Power typing does not only make the jobs of humans easier and more convenient, but it also improves their mental capacity and well-being.
To learn more about this topic, this article briefly discusses below how power typing enhances the human brain.
Power typing enhances memory
Power typing can enhance your memory because whenever you type,
your brain is pushed to remember two things simultaneously: the spelling of the words you are typing and the placement on the keyboard of the keys necessary to form those words.
By consistently trying to type correctly to get the spelling of those words right and to press the correct keys, your brain, particularly its memory department, is being exhaustively worked out.
The continuous task of remembering two different sets of information at once helps strengthen the neural networks of the brain that control the memory.
Hence, power typing indeed has the potential to enhance memory.
Power typing improves hand-eye coordination
Hand-eye coordination is a cognitive skill wherein the visual system of a person is able to coordinate the information it receives through the eyes to control, direct,
and guide the hands in accomplishing a certain task such as catching a ball or handwriting. However, not everyone has a good hand-eye coordination.
Some people struggle to play a game of catch or to write legibly because they have poor hand-eye coordination. Fortunately, there several ways to solve, or at least, improve this.
Power typing, particularly, is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen the connection between eye movement and hand movement because it is a continuous action.
The lack of pauses while typing greatly practices both the eyes and the hands in working together at once.