Retraining your brain while you read. New research on how the mind works from The Telegraph

Retraining your brain while you read. New research on how the mind works from The Telegraph

Many of read articles, books and other resources. Apparently, a great novel can have a huge effect on how the brain works. The consequences of reading novels are good, as you exercise your brain while you read.

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Great novels can change your life…and your brain

Getting lost in a good book can actually change your brain, with neural paths forming in the same way as if you were actually living the experience, scientists have found

 

By , Science Correspondent

2:15PM GMT 06 Jan 2014

Atticus Finch claimed you can never understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

But reading To Kill a Mockingbird could make your brain believe that it is actually experiencing events happening to the literary characters between the pages, neuroscientists believe.

Researchers found biological changes in the brains of those asked to read books, in an experiment designed to prove that novels can have a significant impact on the mind.

They found that a powerful story has the ability to create ‘muscle memory’ in the brain in the same way as if the events had actually happened to the reader.

Neuroscientist Professor Gregory Berns, of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, said: “Stories shape our lives and in some cases help define a person.

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