9 Hobbies That Can Actually Make You Smarter Infographic

9 Hobbies That Can Actually Make You Smarter Infographic

A hobby can have benefits that extend well beyond just passing the time. Some hobbies can actually make us smarter. Here is a list of nine hobbies that can help stimulate your mind and make you smarter.

1. Writing

“When thoughts are on paper, we see the relationships between them, and come up with better thoughts. Writing, in other words, can make us smarter.”
(Elbow, 1973)

Supports “…the more complex kind of reasoning that is increasingly necessary for successful performance in our complex technological and information-based culture”.
(Langer et al., 1987)

2. Reading

“Print exposure is associated with vocabulary, general knowledge, and verbal skills even after controlling for abstract reasoning abilities.”
(Stanovich, 1993)

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