Insights from practitioners in Information Management

Books are dead, long live the book

I was reading an article on the importance of reading entitled Your brain on books – and yes it made me think. For example:

“In a six-month daily reading program from Carnegie Mellon, scientists discovered that the volume of white matter in the language area of the brain actually increased.” Now the article doesn’t say how long the participants had to read each day, nor what they were asked to read – but given the low rates of literacy, this kind of study is important.

But it’s not just reading, listening is also important on brain structure and pattern formation. Children’s story time at the libraries are vital, as are those stories we read to our little ones as they head to bed. And why not challenge your brain and read in another language. It all counts. 

And before you write off the pulp fiction – these books also play an important role in the way we visualise our own worlds. 

It’s a fascinating piece, I would challenge you to read it 🙂