World of Literati: Listening to audiobooks can be just as valuable as reading

With advancements in technology came advancements in practically every profession or activity. Writing became typing, newspapers became online magazines, and physical books became audiobooks. The question concerning the validity of listening to an audiobook compared to reading a physical book has been posed fairly often. Audiobooks are often seen as cheating because they are “easier,” even though from the perspective of cognitive psychology, there are virtually no differences between listening to a book and reading it. In a post on his blog, psychology professor Daniel Willingham explains a model of reading known as the “simple view.” The simple view claims […]

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