Besides giving us stories to cherish, recent research shows immersing yourself in a good book can do wonders for your mental health. By looking through the eyes of characters, you understand their pain and their joy, which can lead to greater empathy. That can also help to relieve loneliness and make life a lot more pleasant. Here’s what else neuroscientists say about brain benefits that good books can give.
This article was originally published on October 9, 2018