Many people have claimed that reading a special book has transformed their life, but now scientists have discovered that enjoying a novel can make a real, measurable change in the brain too.
U.S. researchers used fMRI scanners to identify brain networks associated with reading stories and found that changes in the brain linger for a few days after reading a powerful work of fiction.
They set out to unravel the mystery of how stories ‘get into’ the brain and find the lingering effects of literature. Read more
Friday, January 3, 2014
Brain Function Improves for DAYS After Reading a Novel
Researchers from Emory University found that brain function improves for several days after reading a powerful work of fiction.