Benefits of Reading and Writing
Likewise, neuroscientists have discovered that reading a novel can improve brain function on a variety of levels (Psychology Today). A study conducted by Emory University provided information that becoming engrossed in a novel enhances connectivity in the brain and improves brain function. Also, Dr. Anne E. Cunningham, the director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education at UC Berkeley, known for her research in literacy development, argues that reading has cognitive consequences that extend beyond its immediate task of lifting meaning from a particular passage.
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