Why Reading Matters

59 minutes 8.3/10 based on 4 votes

Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers.

Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading.

Released 9 Feb 2009. 60 min. Presenter: Rita Carter. TV documentary.

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