Thought I'd share this little article I read recently! We all know that reading is good for your brain, but in a study published in December, brain scans of people reading fiction show enhanced connectivity during reading and for a few days after.
"At a minimum, we can say that reading stories--especially those with strong narrative arcs--reconfigures brain networks for at least a few days. It shows how stories can stay with us. This may have profound implications for children and the role of reading in shaping their brains."
It's that last part that sticks with me:
profound implications for children and the role of reading in shaping their brains.
See the article via the Huffpost, here.