Home / Mind / Reading Quality Fiction Is GOOD For Your Brain!

Reading Quality Fiction Is GOOD For Your Brain!

Reading literature is actually GOOD for your brain!

I have heard at least one business expert claim that reading fiction is a waste of time!

Well, it would seem that scientific research proves that nothing could be further from the truth. According to the following article from Time, reading great literature, or even fiction in general, is actually good for the brain…

Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, and Keith Oatley, a professor emeritus of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, reported in studies published in 2006 and 2009 that individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their perspective.

Moreover, it appears that nothing replaces good old-fashioned physical books for this purpose. Digital ebooks are not as effective. It is not enough to read just for pragmatic reasons, or to skim online articles or Google results. You need the plain, old-fashioned, real-world reading! Here is the full article:

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

 

 

About Asoka Selvarajah

Check Also

Donald Trump Said WHAT?!…

So today, Donald Trump delivered yet another terrible bombshell. Some people are ecstatic, some people …

Dealing With Negative People In Your Life

Have you got people in your life who bring you down?… I think most of …

Weathering The Storms Of Life!

So, about a month ago, a storm took out my Hifi/Home Cinema system. Various major …

The Worry Stories You Create

Have you ever worried terribly about something that never happened? Have you ever imagined with …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 × one =

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!