Science proves Shakespeare good for the brain

Medical research by University of Liverpool scientists has proved that reading Shakespeare can increase brain activity. Science Daily has the story.

Scientists now believe that Shakespeare's linguistic techniques such as functional shift, where nouns are used as verbs, cause peaks in brain activity as the organ is forced to work harder to understand what is written. They also believe that these techniques might explain the impact of the work on mankind. The researchers used tests such as magnetic brain imaging to reach their results.