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    Re: Study shows that reading fiction improves the brain!
    « Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 11:36:23 am »
    Why does this come as absolutely no surprise?

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    Re: Study shows that reading fiction improves the brain!
    « Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 03:32:34 pm »
    This talks about things on a pretty deep level of affecting how the brain functions, but I'd also say reading helps improve our thinking by exposing us to thoughts that (presumably) are well-ordered and well-stated. If we choose the right sort of books, it further helps us out by exposing us to different viewpoints, stretching our minds a little bit.

    Of course, I'd keep on reading unless the results showed that reading led inevitably to premature senility, and maybe even then!  :D
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    Re: Study shows that reading fiction improves the brain!
    « Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 07:22:57 pm »
     8)

    No wonder my brain is so massive and awe-inspiring (the envy of the civilized world).

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    Re: Study shows that reading fiction improves the brain!
    « Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 09:50:13 pm »
    Haha, I enjoyed reading this article too!

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