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Reading Benefits | Benefits of Reading Books | Kay L Moody

Reading benefits are varied and numerous. These posts detail the positive effects of reading books. Read this quick description and then in the links below, find in depth information and research on reading benefits.

Scientific Benefits of Reading

Reading books regularly can improve your life in many ways. Here are the most noteworthy areas of your life that reading can improve.

  • Brain connectivity
  • Vocabulary
  • Memory and mental stimulation
  • Focus and concentration
  • Analytical Skills
  • Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
  • Tolerance
  • And more!

There are both cognitive and psychological benefits of reading. Start with Benefits of Reading Fiction to find an overview of the most common benefits. After that, check out posts with in depth descriptions and analysis of individual benefits.

Reading and Brain Health

Several studies have proven that reading can increase brain connectivity. When you read, you constantly recall past information about characters, plot, setting, and more. You use that information to try to guess the ending to the book or various chapters. Because you are recalling information and trying to find connections, it increases your brain connectivity.