Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals

"Using scanners, they monitored the brain activity of volunteers as they read works by William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, T.S Eliot and others. They then 'translated' the texts into more 'straightforward,' modern language and again monitored the readers’ brains as they read the words. Scans showed that the more 'challenging' prose and poetry set off far more electrical activity in the brain than the more pedestrian versions."


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