Close Reading By Corrie Goldman

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This weeks reading, by Corrie Goldman, supports the neuroscientific benefits of a close read by providing readers with preliminary results of a very spesciffic tests. In this research, subjects were asked to read a passage twice, at first they were asked to skim trough it. The second time they were asked to read "closely" as if studying for an exam. Not only were they reading but they were doing so while being scanned by an MRI machine. Results indicated that while both readings increased blood-flow to the brain, the close read had substantial difference, demonstrating that a close read requires the synchronization of various cognitive functions at one time. I support this conclusion, when I "catch" myself skimming trough important information
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