When it comes to hobbies that are beneficial for your brain, cozying up with your favorite book is a pretty good bet. Experts say that it ranks with crossword puzzles when it comes to habits that help your mental acuity.
But what about audiobooks? In a generation of multi-taskers, this new way of absorbing stories and information is becoming increasingly popular. Readers can now digest their favorite books while going for a drive or cooking dinner.
But does it have the same impact on our brains? Can it increase empathy, emotional intelligence, and concentration the way that reading an actual book has been proven to?