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A Neurologist’s Secret Weapon for Keeping Your Memory Sharp as You Age: Novels

Jessica Stillman

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If you’re a busy adult, sitting down with a novel might seem like nothing more than a light and enjoyable way to unwind. But science suggests fiction offers our brains a lot more than just distraction and stress relief.

Research suggests that deep, concentrated reading — the kind we do when we sink deeply into a great novel —…

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