Friday, January 19, 2018

Neuroscience and Reading

Happy New Year!  It has been a while since I have posted.  Fall was a busy time here at HMS and the library blog got lost in the shuffle.  But it is a new year and I am excited to post an amazing article about the neuroscience behind reading.  Specifically, the article deals with the changes in the brain when a person reads.  Librarians will often tell anyone who will listen that reading makes a person smarter.  And there are studies out there to prove this assertion.  But this article explains what happens in the brain in an easy to understand format.  So read this short article and hopefully you will be convinced that reading is more important than ever.

Reading Rewires Your Brain