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Does reading actually change the brain?

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After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.

“Stories shape our lives and in some cases help define a person,” says neuroscientist Gregory Berns, the director of Emory University’s Center for Neuropolicy. “We want to understand how stories get into your brain, and what they do to it.”

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