It’s official – reading literature makes us smarter!

DSC00561Readers have known it all along, but now there is research to prove it…..research psychologists in Canada have completed a number of surveys which indicate that individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their perspective. Another study found a similar result in young children: the more stories they had read to them, the keener their “theory of mind,” or mental model of other people’s intentions. Deep reading can be likened to a hypnotic trance where brain activity is elevated and enhanced.
So….keep reading!

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/06/03/why-we-should-read-literature/#ixzz2ZBQihvcl

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