MRI research: Listen to more podcasts—they're good for your brain

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Listening to podcasts can do more than provide you with entertainment or information, according to a new study that says listening to them can stimulate activity across the brain.

Freakonomics Radio has published a transcript of the podcast with Jack Gallant, an author of the study and a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, on their website.

Gallant answers questions about his research and how language is perceived by the brain.

“The brain areas involved in comprehension, comprehending the meaning of language, are very, very broadly distributed. I think more broadly than anyone had expected,” Gallant said in the interview. “So yes, when you’re listening to someone tell an interesting story, an enormous swath of your brain is being activated.

To read the full transcript, follow the link below: