The Effects of Reading and Writing on Our Psychology

Any art is eminently exclusive and cognitive thing that procreates it alluring to discern. The voicing of a person who devised of it is a scheme of catharsis and wisdom of his/her mid. The art of reading and writing is paramount and akin. By acquiring the habit of reading and writing, we could get modified version of our self.

There are some aftermaths of reading and writing on our personalities. When we lie down for reading or writing, we experience a delightful interaction of multifold psychological processes. Reading fiction can be wonderfully favorable and enhances our brain in abundant forms.

Investigators of University of Tronto, Majo Djikic and Keith Ootley (2014) decided to investigate, “how reading fiction can change personality?”
In compelling scrutiny, growing field of research they affirmed that , ‘there are specific ways that enhance important personality traits.’

Enough of the investigation on writing and happiness compromises with “Expressive writing.” it has been related with amended attitude. Blogging bears equally collateral interests.
Research held by Laura King reflects the happiness in people when they write about gaining goals and dreams.
The skill of leaving energetic bounce by your words is eye-popping concept. Imagine someone emails you, praising you for the work you’ve done and claiming how it has helped and motivated them. Undoubtedly, the positive response edges to gratefulness.
Now coming on reading, which is profoundly a cognitive exercise and is interconnected with writing.

A famous saying of John Cheever is about the connection of reading and writing. He says, “I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss___ you can’t do it alone.”

People read for knowledge, pleasure, entertainment and for mental escape. There are some aspects which make people hard to put the books aside without completion. They may have eagerness for knowing about what the book is written about. Some feel displeasure to let it unfinished. Other may concern about the ending as it tells as if a book was worth it or not.

Jumping into a celebrated book is a immerse experience that cause our brain come alive with imagination and senses. Reading about any experience is actually the xerox of breathing it. It is the technique by which a reader excerpts optical information from a piece of written text and make function of it. Psychologists are eager to have concern how the readers skim the visual information and get it structured and symmetrical.

Fictional reading raises virtuous and empathetic skills by letting yourself dived into the life of another person or character and experiencing through their lenses, you actually broaden your outlook. Susan Reynolds, author of, “Fire up Your Brain”, believes that, “deep reading activates our brain’s centers for speech, vision and hearing, all of which work together to help us speak, read and write,” she writes on Psychology Today.

There are some ways reading affects our brain psychologically. It weakens stress more than music. In 2009, a study held in University of Sussex did show that reading about half an hour is fitter for stress levels than many other classical methods of relaxation. We actually counter physically to metaphors in books. A study in University of Emory exposed that, “metaphors are actually more physical than we think they are___ that ones about textures.

Sometimes we feel so hooked up to a story that it is as if we involved in it in real life. Our brain actually believe it that we have experienced. When we read, brain doesn’t make a real distinction between reading about an experience and actually living it. Story texture encourages our brain to think in flow, broadening our thinking spell. Stories having proper opening, middle and ending are favorable for the brain. In this way, it is encouraged in sequence thinking, cause and effect.

Deep reading causes us to be more empathetic and we feel tremendous to lose in a book and doing so can even physically change our brain. As we take pleasure in deep reading that allows us to feel what the characters in the story feel. It makes us more empathetic to people in real life becoming more alert to the lives of others.

Author: Sultan Haider


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