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Your Brain on Books: 10 Ways Reading Affects Psyche

Your Brain on Books: 10 Ways Reading Affects Psyche | Learning Centers | Scoop.it
Diving into a great novel can be an immersive experience that makes your mind come alive. Want to give your brain a workout? Open a foreign language novel.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:23 PM

Do your learners know what happens when the read, or when stories are read to them. This post, from the Open Education Database, provides a visual (that you may want to print out and share with learners and their families) as well as 10 ways that reading helps your brain workout. The list is below.

* We make photos in our mind, even without being prompted.

* Spoken word can put your brain to work.

* Reading about experiences is almost the same as living it.

* Different styles of reading create different patterns in the brain.

* New languages can grow your brain.

* Your brain adapts to reading e-books in seven days.

* E-books lack in spatial navigability.

* Story structure encourages our brain to think in sequence, expanding our attention spans.

* Reading changes your brain structure (in a good way)).

* Deep reading makes us more empathetic.

To learn more about each of these points click through to the post.

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University Library. Manchester to open £24million Learning Commons

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Mancunian Matters'Among the best in the UK': University of Manchester to open £24million 21st ...Mancunian MattersThe Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – named after the university's inaugural president and vice-chancellor – will have over a thousand...


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Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (Final)

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, due to open at the beginning of the 2012/13 academic year, is a collaboration between partners across the University of Ma...
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