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Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on January 11, 2014

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.

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One Response to “Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain”

  1.   Keith Says:

    The study on which the article is based, “Short and Long-term Effects of a Novel on Connectivity in the Brain” (, describes the science of the study in considerable detail. I’ve often felt that reading fiction is important for both mental acuity and emotional stability. This study confirms the former; I wonder if anyone is studying the latter. I’ve averaged reading a novel every 14 days for the past 40 years–more than 1000 novels–while continuing a fairly heavy dose of professional reading.

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