Use comic sans for science text

Posted 6 years ago by Adam Gautsch

Attempting to reconstruct a biological taxonomy lesson, the researchers asked 28 adult volunteers to learn about the norgletti and two other kinds of aliens, each of which had seven features. The participants saw these characteristics listed in either gray, obnoxious Comic Sans MS, or gray, delicate Bodoni MT, or black, clear-as-day Arial font, and had 90 seconds to memorize the lists. They were distracted for 15 minutes, and then tested on their retention with questions such as What color eyes does the norgletti have?

Guess which font lead to the greatest retention rate?

1 Comments

Evan Tishuk ~ 6 years ago

I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that.

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