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Reading Is Good for Your Brain


Why Reading is Good For You

‘In other words, both leisurely reading and close-reading could benefit us neurologically in pretty significant ways. In case broadening our cultural horizons wasn’t enough!’ 

‘The findings were unexpected: Subjects were asked to read leisurely at first, and then to make a shift towards more critical reading. In both instances, Philips noticed an increase in blood flow that exceeded “just work and play.” 


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