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Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?

Poor reading skills in Nordic countries link to poor health

Many residents of the Nordic countries cannot read and comprehend texts relating to their health.

First graders can read like experts

With a little help, six-year-olds can read texts in the same way as adult literary scholars.

How we recall the details of a good book

We retain the main aspects of the plot in a coherent story. But an erratic tale shifts our attention to the nuances, shows new research.

Reading is good for your health

People with poor reading skills are likely to be less healthy than those who read easily, according to recent research. Literacy skills are important for keeping in good shape.

Using keyboards before pencils

Swedish first-grade children in a pilot project are starting to read, learn and network socially. They’re doing this - successfully - by writing on PCs and discussing their texts with peers and teachers.

Paper beats computer screens

People comprehend what they're reading on a sheet of paper far better than when they read those same words on a computer screen.