MUMBAI – Reading an Urdu couplet is not only provide joy but also an tonic for brain, PakistanTribe.com learnt from report that published on Indian news web portal.
A recent study by the Center for Bio-Medical Researches (CBMR), Lucknow, suggests that reading Urdu passages helps in brain development.
The work, which has made it to the recent edition of international journal ‘Neuroscience Letters’, has shown that reading the language involves principal involvement of the brain which controls a number of cognitive functions like decision making, the ability to determine good from bad, emotional control, coping with stress, processing information and analyzing.
Learning Urdu also has a role in delaying the onset of dementia, besides helping children with learning disabilities.
Uttam Kumar, a faculty member in the department of neuroimaging at CBMR, who conducted the research on subjects from the city, said the conclusion was drawn on the basis of mapping the brain of subjects when they read Urdu text for a stipulated time.
The mapping was done using functional magnetic resonance imaging technique, a world-class technology used to study structural and functional aspects of the brain.
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