We write something down every day and even many times a day, whether it’s a grocery list, filling out documents at work or writing stories and articles like I do. But did you know that the act of writing can affect your brain in different ways? Well, according to this infographic below, it can!
How the brain interprets words
The two principal parts of the brain that decipher writing are the frontal and the parietal lobes. The first one helps you with your writing and the second one helps you detect written words as well as language.
Another part of the brain called RAS (reticular activation system), is a group of cells that helps you remember something better when written down with a pen and paper.
The act of writing
Writing stories can affect people in a way that you can’t even imagine. In fact, it has a very powerful influence on people’s emotions, thoughts, and ideas, especially when the story is told verbally.
In studies conducted by scientists at Princeton University, the brain activity of the listener went into sync with the brain activity of the woman telling the story.
Therefore, the scientists came to the conclusion that writers could stimulate readers’ brain and make them feel like they were experiencing the story like it was really happening.
How does writing affect the brain?
Best Infographics brings us the infographic below about the act of writing and the way it affects our brain. We constantly write and read without thinking about it, but these actions trigger chemical reactions that are pretty impressive. Here is what you will find in the infographic:
- How does the act of writing affect your brain?
- Why does writing things down help us remember?
- Why is telling a story so much more memorable than the bare facts?
- Why you should avoid clichés in your writing
- Other interesting facts about reading and writing and the brain
Various parts of the brain work together to stimulate your creativity and imagination. Writing also helps reduce stress, focus better and have a better memory. Read below to discover the amazing power of the act of writing and how it affects your brain.
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Over to you
Did you ever think about the way writing could affect your brain? Do you find fascinating the way your brain is involved in any little things you do?
Personally, the brain will never cease to amaze me. This organ is very impressive and is much more powerful than most people think! Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.