11 May 2011
Reading boosts brain pathways, affects multiple disciplines
Recent research shows that reading has a massive impact on brain function and can actually affect understanding in nearly all school subjects
Neuroscientist Stanislaus Dehaene conducted research on the brain function of Portuguese-speaking Brazilian adults, both those who had learned to read and those who were illiterate. Dehaene chose Brazil because of its lack of compulsory education laws. Some of the population voluntarily forewent education, while others lacked access. The adults were matched for socio-economic status (SES) so the results would not be biased by educational or income level.