Breaking: Reading Good For You

Stop the presses. A groundbreaking new study from Stanford says that reading is actually good for you. Ok, perhaps it’s not wildly groundbreaking, but it’s worth noting that researchers were surprised at just how good for you reading was. Participants were put into an MRI machine with a Jane Austen novel, and scientists watched their brain light up line a pinball machine, with far more areas of the brain being involved in the process of reading than was previously assumed …

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