Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Reading isn’t for everyone. But maybe reading should be universal because of all of the benefits it bestows. Statistics show that over 24 percent of American adults went through the past year without reading a single book.

There’s no doubt that reading is important but does reading make you smarter? Are those who take the time to flick through the pages of their favorite novel or nonfiction genre more intellectual?

Since there are different ways of interpreting what smarter is and is not, we are going to take a closer look at some of the studies. We will also find out if it has benefits for the brain in other ways as well.

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