Will reading as a child make you a smarter adult?

Children that are bookworms might make smarter adults.
29 July 2014
Presented by Kat Arney


A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook-reading device - a $100 Laptop prototype


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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