ScienceDaily (Jan. 29, 2009) — As technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles. Reading for pleasure has declined in recent decades. Working with print media enhances thinking and engages the imagination in a way that visual media such as video games and television do not. Studies show that reading develops imagination, induction, reflection and critical thinking, as well as vocabulary.
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