While plenty of anecdotal evidence exists that books are good for you apparently has taken until now for scientists to attempt to actually codify how they are good for you. ¬†The article linked below discusses a study at Emory University which examined brain activity (via fMRI) after reading Robert Harris’ 2003 novel¬†Pompeii
Brain function ‘boosted for days after reading a novel’ – Science – News – The Independent.

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