Book lovers have long held the notion that reading is good for you – ask any Book Geek and they’ll tell you reading is relaxing, fun, and educational, that they feel more empathetic and understanding as a result of the stories they’ve read, and that their horizons have been broadened, which is all great stuff, but now there’s scientific evidence to prove that reading actually IS a superpower 😉
1. Reading Improves Your Memory
Not only is it proven that reading improves your memory, but researchers also believe that chapter books in particular encourage “deep reading”.
Unlike reading magazines and newspapers, reading a book (of any genre) forces your brain to think critically and make connections from one chapter to the next, as well as make connections to your real-life and the outside world. When you make these connections, so does your brain, literally forging new pathways. Over…
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