|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
I was reading the other day and thought, "Hmm, I wonder what my brain activity looks like?" I knew that my visual cortex was involved as well as my frontal lobe (including the area for language in my left hemisphere), my auditory lobe must have been active too because I had music playing in the background. What would a brain activity scan of a person's brain while reading look like? Would it be extreamly active because of the wide array of mental functions being performed? Are you creating new neural pathways at an accelerated rate when reading? And does reading regularly enhance the brain's ability to learn(via making new neural pathways)?
Re: Can brain scans tell if you are reading?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Neuroscience.