READING AND THE BRAIN
New research from Emory University found reading may cause heightened connectivity in the brain AND neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory.
These changes are registered in the left temporal cortex, an area associated with receptivity for language, as well as the primary sensory motor region of the brain.
The study’s lead neuroscientist commented, “The neural changes we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist.”
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