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How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently, According to Science

Melissa Chu
Apr 2, 2018 · 6 min read

There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day curled up with a book and you’re an intellectual, but spend a day watching your favorite show and you become a couch potato.

Similar to how candy gives you cavities and sun tanning is bad for our skin, it’s common knowledge that reading books is good for you. It…