Reblogged from Arts.Mic. Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their peers. But not all forms of reading are created equal.

The debate between paper books and e-readers has been vicious since the first Kindle came out in 2007. Most arguments have been about the sentimental versus the practical, between people who prefer how paper pages feel in their hands and people who argue for the practicality of e-readers. But now science has weighed in, and the studies are on the side of paper books.

via Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic.

About Makere

A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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2 Responses to Reblogged from Arts.Mic. Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

  1. Makere says:

    Happy New Year to you David! and congratulations!

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  2. Great post Makere. Happy New Year!

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