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What Happens In The Brain While Reading?

What Happens In The Brain While Reading?

Different brain parts get activated when you read, such as the temporal lobe, angular and supramarginal gyrus, and frontal lobe. Consequently, neural responses help you understand, visualize and vocalize words. As you read, your brain’s limbic system also activates emotions. Brain activity increases in the left hemisphere while reading. Your brain becomes engaged in helping […]

How To Get The Most Out Of A Book

How To Get The Most Out Of A Book

It’s fun to join a book club to see what everyone takes away from the monthly read. For all you introverts, you can experience this by going online and reading blogs and book discussions. Did someone bring up something about a book you didn’t think of when you first read it? There is a trick […]


Bibliotherapy: The Healing Power of Books

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin, American […]

12 Books That Will Make You Stay Up Late Reading

Ever have one of these nights? 7:00 P.M. Alright! Can’t wait to start the new book I picked up today. 8:00 P.M. I love the writing style and story, one more chapter to see where the author is heading. 9:00 P.M. What!? I didn’t see that coming! How is this going to get resolved? 12:00 […]

What is the Average Reading Speed in Various Languages?

As we’ve discussed in a previous post, the average reading speed of most English speaking adults is around 200 to 250 words per minute. But what about a native Italian speaker, or a native Japanese speaker? There are a couple of factors to consider when discussing reading speeds between different languages. One is the character […]