News out of the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

Access to Books During Childhood May Lead to Cognitive Strength in Adulthood

Do you have a child on your shopping list this holiday season? Consider gifting a book. Access to books in childhood may provide enhanced cognitive health throughout adulthood. Past IALH Postdoctoral Fellow Nathan Lewis (Psychology) and former IALH Student Affiliate Tomiko Yoneda have recently published findings from a study exploring how access to books in childhood can support cognitive resilience in later adulthood. Scott Hofer, past IALH Director, was also a member of the research team.