Study suggests audio entertainment more engaging than screens

Many of us know that audiobooks are a great way to stay entertained on a long commute or during a workout. Now, a recent study by University College London, in collaboration with Audible, has shown that listening to audiobooks can be more emotionally engaging than watching films or TV.

In the study, participants viewed and heard scenes from well-known stories in a variety of genres while researchers tracked their physiological signals. The results showed that overall, audiobooks produced more intense physiological and emotional reactions than watching similar content on a screen. It showed that spoken word can entertain, inspire and move us like nothing else.

So next time you want to feel deeply immersed in a story, try an audiobook. Audible is a great resource, offering more than three hundred thousand titles to choose from, ranging from beloved classics to the latest best sellers, with new content added all the time.

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