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The benefits of reading an ‘actual’ book

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I have found this article below interesting:

DID you know:

  • that only 6 minutes of reading reduces stress by 68%? (well, I am sure that depends on the type of literature too)
  • that individuals who read have 2.5 times less likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • that readers of e-books comprehend and remember significantly less of the content than people who read paper-books?
  • that the reader’s sensory experience is reduced when reading a Kindle or similar, not offering the same visual / kinaesthetic experience
  • that screen readers tend to read in an “F” pattern, reading the entire top line but then only scanning through the text along the left side of the page. This sort of nonlinear reading reduces comprehension and actually makes it more difficult to focus the next time you sit down with a longer piece of text.
  • that ‘slow reading’ is highly recommended to help people to improve their memories, reduce stress, improve sleep and empathy
  • and for more, read the entire article:

https://mic.com/articles/99408/science-has-great-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books#.N6wOTQLbn

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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