Thursday, April 5, 2012
To Read or Not To Read
Were you a reader in childhood? Studies at Chicago's Rush University have shown that reading habits between ages 6 and 18 appear to be crucial predictors of cognitive function decades later. It may be that challenging the brain early to build up more "cognitive reserve" can help to counter brain-damaging disease later in life. And studies at the University of Alberta have shown that competent reading is the strongest predictor of success in school.