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The Benefits of Reading: Part III

Check out Part II here. 11. Reading Enhances Brain Function Reading can put us in other people’s shoes but they can also put us in other people’s bodies. “The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,”…

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The Benefits of Reading: Part II

Check out Part I here. 6. Reading Boosts Memory Yes…according to Ken Pugh, PhD, president and director of research of Haskins Laboratories at Yale. He says that “parts of the brain that have evolved for other functions—such as vision, language, and associative learning—connect in a specific neural circuit for reading, which is very challenging.” Reading…

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The Benefits of Reading: Part I

“Of all man’s instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight; the telephone is the extension of his voice; then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else…

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