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The negative effects of learning written material caused by incorporating accessory pictures and captions
Latest Science 07.09.2021 Reading time: 5 min

The negative effects of learning written material caused by incorporating accessory pictures and captions

A newly published study strengthens the view that recourse to features designed to assist in capturing the attention of readers and encouraging them to read may actually harm their understanding of written materials. Such stimuli harm the acquisition of new knowledge based on the core contents of the texts and especially in the case of students with lower levels of academic achievement.

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