Your Brain On Audio Books: Distracted, Forgetful, And Bored

Your Brain On Audio Books: Distracted, Forgetful, And Bored

Smilek and collaborators draw a link between the amount of physical activity produced by a book and its grasp on a reader’s mind. Reading aloud has both visual and vocal components, and reading silently at least requires the eye to keep pace with the page. Listening to a book, meanwhile, involves no real direct physical participation–making it easier for the mind or eyes to stray.

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