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[–] mathlover 10 points Edited

There are a number of studies, that you can Google to find, consistently demonstrating diminished reading comprehension and recall for details with reading on a computer vs reading books. Reading a book, textbooks especially but also fiction, produces significantly greater reading comprehension.

Paging vs. scrolling have been found to have differential effects. Can't remember specs (👈🏽👀 !!!) but i think i've read through some papers that reported opposite effects for slower vs. faster readers—with slower readers (which almost certainly also means deeper / multi-level / big-picture / subtext-aware readers) doing better with paging and faster readers doing better with scrolling.