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Shakespeare Better Therapy Than Self-help Books

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#1 Jan 13, 2013
How reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books

Researchers find 'complicated' prose can give 'rocket-boost' to brain

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 04:05 EST, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 13 January 2013

He wrote that the ‘human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants’.

And it appears that simply reading those words by William Wordsworth prove his point.
Reading challenging works by the greatest writers in the English language provides a ‘rocket-boost’ to the brain that cannot be matched by more simplistic modern books, research suggests.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...

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#2 Jan 14, 2013
interesting! i know i always feel better after reading something challenging and engaging than i do after reading something simple. cool article!

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#3 Jan 14, 2013
poetaster wrote:
interesting! i know i always feel better after reading something challenging and engaging than i do after reading something simple. cool article!
Thanks. I thought it was very interesting too.

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#4 Jan 14, 2013
dollop wrote:
How reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books
Researchers find 'complicated' prose can give 'rocket-boost' to brain
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 04:05 EST, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 13 January 2013
He wrote that the ‘human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants’.
And it appears that simply reading those words by William Wordsworth prove his point.
Reading challenging works by the greatest writers in the English language provides a ‘rocket-boost’ to the brain that cannot be matched by more simplistic modern books, research suggests.
Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
Thanks for the great post.

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#5 Jan 14, 2013
just common cents wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the great post.
You are welcome.
lass

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#6 Jan 14, 2013
Shakespeare is great if you've got an interpreter sitting beside you. That's the lazy way of enlightening my mind. I'll have to say I think he was a genius.

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