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Mon, 28th Jul 2014

Will reading as a child make you a smarter adult?

A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook-reading device - a $100 Laptop prototype (c) Design Continuum

Were you a bookworm as a child? If you were, it might be making you smarter as an adult, according to a new study of identical twins, revealing that better reading ability at a younger age is linked to higher intelligence later in life.

Kat spoke to psychologist Stuart Richie from the University of Edinburgh, who led the research, to read between the lines.

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