Reading and Your Brain
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Recently, Arts.mic.com posed an article stating that reading an actual book, i.e. a printed hard-bound copy, is actually better for your brain than reading ebooks! Reading itself is good for your brain. Reading exercises the brain and aids in preventing Alzheimer’s. Plus, like laughter, it helps to reduce stress levels with only a few minutes of reading per day. (Obviously this depends on what you are reading and why.) Both of these reasons work with either the traditional paper copy or the digital copy.
Huffington Post noted in a 2013 article that a study done on undergraduate students using an fMRI showed increased connectivity within the brain after reading a novel over the course of several nights, with effects that lasted several days even after the novel was finished. These connections were noted in the language center of the brain.
Comprehension, according to the Mic.com article, is increased by reading…
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