Tuesday, April 10, 2012
20 Reasons Why Books Are Awesome for Your Brain
Those of us who love books know instinctively that they are awesome. However, here's an article that explains specifically why books are awesome for your brain.
To quote the article:
Romantic types like to portray books as flights of fancy offering up imaginative escapes from everyday drudgeries of work, school, and the like. But literature, no matter the medium, holds some pretty amazing, scientifically analyzed perks right here on terra firma. Passionate readers generally enjoy more finely-tuned brains than those who prefer more passive (though not lesser) activities, so anyone hoping to improve their minds both psychologically and cognitively might want to think about taking up the habit of regular reading.
This is why the girl in the photo is so happy. Because her brain is becoming so awesome from reading that book.
So ... if a person with a brain disorder reads enough books, could they be cured? #dystonia
That's an interesting thought.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this.