Thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity we now know that groups of neurons in the brain create new connections and pathways amongthemselves every time we acquire a new skill.Before we discard cursive handwritingas no longer necessary we need to examine what research is indicating regarding cursive and the affect it has on the brain.
Dr. Frank R. Wilson, a leading
neurologist, published a remarkable book which was nominated for a Pulitzer
prize,The Hand: How its Use Shapes the
Brain, Language and Human Culture
This is a question I often get when talking to people about handwriting analysis.
How does the personality of a person who always prints differ from the personality of a person who writes in cursive?
Every personality is unique, no one aspect of the writing stands alone.
People who print and prefer to print are preoccupied with the accurate communication of facts unaltered by imagination. They have learned to leave their feelings out of their communication. They generally are not comfortable discussing their personal feelings.