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What Reading a Novel Does to Your Brain

•, By Mary West
 You already know that reading can delight, transport and intrigue you, but now you can add another benefit to this list: reading a novel actually enhances connectivity within the brain.
Some benefits linger at least five days

Researchers at Emory University knew some books make significant impressions on people and can change the way they think, so they sought to determine if these alterations in thought or viewpoint could be correlated to physical changes in the brain. In the study published in Brain Connectivity, they found reading a novel stimulates positive changes in the brain, some of which may linger at least five days afterwards.

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Comment by Mary Schoeppler
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 The most important book that I have ever read is "The Start, Your Life, Your Future".  If you belong to the Kindle reading club, you can read it for free.  But it is a must read that everyone should read.  It tells you why we are here, and what will happen to us after we die.  The choices are ours to make while we are here, and they will have profound results.  We control our destiny.  The very last sentence of that book is "Life on Earth is THE START!"!!!!  You need to read this book.

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