How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?
Brain relationships between writer and reader.
Mines the lobes of the brain in order to illustrate what happens in the brain during reading and writing.
Notes that the frontal lobe handles both speech and writing in addition to other motor movement, rational thought, decision making, planning, and solving problems.
The parietal lobe also works with reading and writing, as it deciphers words and sentences. Researchers have noted that people with injuries to this area have trouble writing and spelling.
When listening to speech, two main areas are active: Wernicke's area and Broca's area. The brain here processes words into meaning, allowing the mind to understand what is spoken or written.
Interestingly, when you listen to a story, the Wernicke and Broca areas fire up, but also the other areas associated with language in the frontal and parietal lobes are engaged. This brain activity indicates that when you listen to a story it's as if you are experiencing the story first hand.
A Princeton University study found that stories can also instill emotions, thoughts, and ideas as you listen, almost as if the brain of the listener syncs with the speaker.This suggests that writer's have great power in guiding and syncing with the mind of the reader or listener.
Darin's note: There is a great infographic on the website if you are interested.
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Source is http://aerogrammestudio.com
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