In this day and age, most people write with a pen about as often as they make a call with a landline phone. With a medley of technological alternatives available, including laptops, tablets and smart phones, handwriting is gradually becoming a sort of lost art form. But according to this infographic by National Pen, there are quite a few benefits to handwriting vs. typing. The infographic illustrates the fact that writing by hand is a complex cognitive process involving neuro-sensory experiences and motor skills, whereas typing, although faster, is a simple memory-based movement that is repetitive. It also lists additional benefits having to do with things such as literacy, reading comprehension, memory recall, critical thinking and conceptual development and creativity. It also outlines some of the practical applications of handwriting and how these are beneficial.