Get Fit! Reading Is a Workout for Your Brain

Why read?  Check out this video from the Library’s “Films on Demand” collection:

Why Reading Matters: a Holistic Study for the Digital Age

“… this program studies the brain’s role in the process of reading and what we gain from reading, especially of fiction … Tracing the brain’s adaptation to reading historically and through modern medical imaging technology, the film shows us how the brain reacts to words … fiction may provide the brain’s most cerebral workout; more significant, fiction provides us with the ability to develop empathy.” — from a review by Ernest Jaeger in Library Journal (September 15, 2011, p. 45)


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