Our Brains and Books -- The Neurobiological Upsides to Reading
The New York Times ran a piece on the real-life benefits to reading.
"[Reading].... is an exercise that hones our real-life social skills,
of research suggests. Dr. Oatley and Dr. Mar, in collaboration with
several other scientists, reported in two studies, published in 2006 and
2009, that individuals who frequently read fiction seem to be better
able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world
from their perspective."
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