Challenge The Way You Think With These Philosophical Books

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Challenge The Way You Think With These Philosophical Books
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Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation for the brain, reading varying styles of writing and about a variety of subject matter can enhance your intellect even further.

For example, a Stanford University study found that study participants who closely read Jane Austen novels experienced multiple complex cognitive functions, which those performing a more leisurely pleasure read did not.

One of the problems of our video-focused world is that watching things on a screen rather than imagining them from the words on a page reduces our so-called theory of mind. Theory of mind (ToM) is the ability to understand that other people have beliefs, desires and intentions that are different from your own.

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