Read at https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132589-learning-to-read-and-write-rewires-adult-brain-in-six-months/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1495815933. Excerpt:
By the end of the study, the team saw significant changes in the brains of the people who had learned to read and write. These individuals showed an increase in brain activity in the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, which is involved in learning.
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