When selling e-book, many predicted constant "death" of printed books. Despite all the prophecies of the traditional paper books remain as popular as ever, as scientists confirm their beneficial effects on the human body.Discover the 8 scientific reasons why you should read books.
1. Reading increases intelligence.
As was once written by the popular author of children's books known as Dr. seuss: the more you read, the more you learn. Reading is all-embracing source of knowledge and from an early age enriches our vocabulary is much more effective than watching television or conversations with educated people. And an extensive vocabulary, according to scientists, allows better to take not only tests comprehension but also on the level of intelligence.2. Reading increases the efficiency of the brain.
Frequently reading affects not only the level of knowledge, but also on the efficiency of our brain. Regular reading improves brain cells and helps us to remember what they read. With age our brain ages and the books naturally can this process be slow — to such conclusion scientists, who published their findings in the journal Neurology. And the Huffington Post on their pages writes that reading can reduce the risk of developing mental disorders by up to 32 percent.
3. Reading teaches empathy (empathy).
Reading fiction, the reader has the opportunity to present what they feel the characters and understand them better, scientists write of "Science". Scientists believe that fiction makes us more sensitive than reading scientific literature. Scientists David comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano argued that understanding the mental States of other people is the basis, which is necessary for normal human functioning in society.4. Reading helps fight Alzheimer's disease.
Reading books is a kind of training for the brain, stimulating its work. People who constantly read, the risk of developing Alzheimer's is reduced to two and a half times compared to necitumumab. The more active our brain, the better its condition. And the book may well stimulate the activity of the brain. What really kills brain cells, is passivity (inaction).
5. Reading books helps you to relax.
Scientific studies have shown that reading can act as a calming agent. Scientists from Sussex University has shown that reading reduces stress up to 69 percent. No matter what book you read, as long as she completely captured you. Getting into the fictional world by the author, we escape anxiety and everyday worries of his own life, writes in the pages of "The Telegraph" David Lewis.6. Reading helps me sleep.
Reading traditional books allows the body to relax much better than, for example, reading from a computer screen or tablet that longer hold our brain in a state of concentration, which in turn affects sleep. This rule also applies to children. According to the "Pediatrics", 45 percent of children whose bedtime was near the screen, covered on average 20 minutes longer than children who read paper books.
7. Reading is contagious.
75 percent of parents want their children to read more. It turns out that reading is contagious. Children whose parents constantly read to them, books that most often spend their free time reading. Studies have shown that 40 percent of children aged 6 to 10 years who love to read, parents in early childhood he read books aloud. Why is this happening? It turns out that kids need to see reading potential hobby.
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8. Flipping through the pages of the book contributes to a better understanding.
Thanks to the flipping pages we better understand the contents of the readable books. Report "Wired" confirms that the touch of our hands to the pages of the book "introduces" her meaning in the situation (context) in our brain, thereby allowing you to better understand what we read.published