The fall season is upon us. Many of us as the weather grows cold and nasty outside let to read a good book. Here is a list of the best of Falls reads on our new BPNext. Pass the list on to friends. Have you read any of the books on the list? Which ones? Tell us.
Just like muscles, the brain benefits from a good workout. And reading is more neurobiologically demanding than processing images or speech. As you’re absorbing, say, this article, parts of the brain that have evolved for other functions—such as vision, language, and associative learning—connect in a specific neural circuit for reading, which is very challenging.
The benefits of all this mental activity include keeping your memory sharp, your learning capacity nimble, and your mind basically hardier as you age