Reading Books

Opinion: Reading a Novel?

Re-post from WIRED: Reading a Novel Alters Your Brain Connectivity — So What? By Christian Jarrett

So you have just finished your summer break and have taken the time to read a few books. Hopefully the pile of unread books has come down a little, or did you also buy up during Christmas?

Having read a book or two, hopefully your brain will have been stimulated. It starts you thinking. Keen to read another? And then you had to return to work!

Well, well, just when we thought everything had been studied, there’s a new study out that investigated how reading a book changes your brain. It was accompanied by all sorts of journalistic headlines.

WIRED magazine writer, Christian Jarrett has written a response to the study.

Worth a read – here it is.


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