Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News at Eleven: Philip Davis, an English professor who

worked on the study with the university's magnetic resonance centre, said: 'Serious literature acts like a rocket-booster to the brain.

'The research shows the power of literature to shift mental pathways, to create new thoughts, shapes and connections in the young and the staid alike.'

The brain responses of 30 volunteers was monitored in the first part of the research as they read Shakespeare in its original and 'modern' form.

from Daily Mail: How reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books
then The Telegraph: Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals


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