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Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.

Neuroscience

How Reading Affects Your Brain

As you read these words, your brain is decoding a series of abstract symbols and synthesizing the results into complex ideas. It’s an amazing …

The Brain

The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction: 9 Ways it Make Us Happier and More Creative

“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.” ― Doris LessingOne of the most inspiring perks we’re lucky enough to have at Buffer is a …

The Brain

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

The Perk of Buying Books at the Airport No One Knows About

Want to pick up that new best-seller for your flight, but not sure you want to spend the money? This will change your mind.<p>If you’ve done a lot of …

What Research Tells Us About Reading, Comprehension, and Comprehension Instruction

Without comprehension, reading is a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling. It is no exaggeration to say that how well students develop the …

Teaching

Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day

When it comes to your brain, researchers have found there's no better superfood than a book.<p>Here’s a simple question—answer it honestly, because your …

Benefits of Reading & Advantages of Reading a Book

Article written by Steven<p>So, pick up a good book or find a good article, sit back and relax, turn off your electrical devices and shut yourself off …

Mark Twain

Writing and Reading: Powerful, Liberating and Potentially Dangerous Tools -- Why it Is Important to Educate Ourselves

We live in an era where information is becoming more and more available. That is a great thing -- most of the time. It can be very powerful and liberating. It can also be very dangerous if the information is wrong, miscalculated or misrepresented. When an article is published or a story broadcasted …