Learning to Read Changes Adult Brains

Learning to Read Changes Adult Brains

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.

Click here to read the research report.

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