Learning to Read Changes Adult Brains
Date posted: May 29, 2017
New research shows that learning to read as an adult can change your brain.
An international team of researchers conducted a study with 30 women in India who did not read. Twenty-one of the Hindi-speaking women, mostly in their thirties, were taught to read Devanagari script for six months. Participants reached a level similar to a first-grader. Changes in the brain, both expected and surprising, were observed.
To learn more about the study, read Scientific American’s interview with one of the senior scientists.