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Reading a Novel Changes the Brain, Study Shows | School Library Journal

Reading causes changes in brain function and structure

"Reading a novel appears to produce quantifiable changes in brain activity, according to an Emory University study published this month in the journal Brain Connectivity .... Although Berns notes that "it remains an open question for further study as to how lasting these effects are," his team confirms that the results suggest reading narrative stories definitely strengthens the language processing regions on our brains."