Fascinating Facts About Reading & Writing And The Brain

WritingThe frontal lobe is the part of the brain which is associated with writing and speaking. This is also responsible for reasoning, planning, movement, judgment, and problem-solving. Another part of the brain which is important in writing is the parietal lobe. It interprets words and language.

Why Writing Helps You Remember Things Better?

If you are writing something with a pen and paper, a collection of cells in the base of your brain or the reticular activating system (RAS) is stimulated. The RAS is considered the filter for all the information your brain must process. It gives more attention to what you’re currently focusing on.

Why Storytelling Is More Memorable Than The Bare Facts?

If you are listening to bare facts, the Brocas’ area and the Wernicke’s area are being activated. These are the areas in the brain where words are turned into meaning. But if you are being told a story, there are other areas of the brain that is being activated apart from these two.

Scientists have likewise discovered that storytelling can plant emotions, ideas, and thoughts in the listener’s brain. Indeed, with a powerful and evocative story, you can actually activate the brains of your readers and make them feel like they’re experiencing it first-hand.

Other Interesting Facts

Did you know that about 97% of people will write their own name if they are trying out a new pen for the very first time?

Copywriting has the same effects on the mind as meditation. Your breathing slows down. Also, you get into a “zone” where words continuous to flow from your head. This can actually make stream of consciousness writing a very efficient method for de-stressing.

Trivia Info Resource: hishamwyne.com

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