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Good Fiction Has Surprising Effect On The Brain, Scans Reveal

It's no secret that reading is good for your brain. But what actually happens inside your brain when you read a great novel? “Stories shape our lives and in some cases help define a person,” Dr. Gregory S. Berns, director of Emory University's Center for Neuropolicy in Atlanta, said in a written sta... • 29 weeks ago

Reading Changes Brain's Connectivity, Study Suggests

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