motivation/inspirationReading a good book has a great influence on you and is very beneficial.

Reading a good book can affect you, it can give you a good feeling, can take you out of the present moment, can help you to relax.

The effects of a good book

Emory University’s researchers were wondering if the impression of a good book – books can make you reflect or change your mind – can cause visible changes in the brain.

Apparently reading a novel can cause positive changes in the brain that maintain for up to 5 days.

Theory of Mind

MRI scans showed that different areas in the brain are involved when reading. What became clear is the so-called ‘Theory of Mind’. This is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own. A positive influence to increase your cognitive development.

Reading increases the connection between the two brain halves. It supports your imagination, helps you to relax. Exactly the ingredients you need to succeed with your PhD and to help you in your thinking process.

So read good books, it will help you with your PhD.



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  1. Thank you , very good recombination to write PHD , but I think this proposal not enough , I agree help me to step for my research , read other references and study other books, in the end practice of writing with out supervisor be difficult .

    • Hi Ali,
      Thank you for your comment. Of course, just reading a book won’t be the only way to achieving your PhD. With my blogs, I hope to inspire PhD students and give them tips on many areas of PhD life to make the journey more fun. I know it can be a tough journey. If you need any support, don’t hesitate to contact me.
      Good luck with your PhD!

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