Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×
Science

Submission + - Reading Books Thins the Brain (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit 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.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Reading Books Thins the Brain

Comments Filter:

My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.

Working...