Far more than just a little escapism, books have the ability
to change our lives, and as a new study shows—they can even change our
Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta published their work in the journal Brain Connectivity,where they revealed reading a novel can have lasting effects on the brain.
the study, 21 undergraduates were recruited to read the novel Pompeii,
by Robery Harris. Written in 2003, the volume follows a protagonist as
he watches the impending eruption of Mount Vesuvius from afar. It’s a
thriller and has a “strong narrative line”, something the researchers
thought important when choosing the book.
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