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+ - Reading Books Thins the Brain->

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "We all know that reading books can make you child smarter, but new research reveals it also makes her brain thinner. Scientists have found that the level of mental stimulation a child receives in the home at age 4 predicts the thickness of two regions of the cortex in late adolescence, such that more stimulation is associated with a thinner cortex. This thinning is actually good for the brain, as it trims unneeded synaptic connections (a process known as synaptic pruning), making information processing more efficient."
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