All that studying for the LSAT may have paid off in more ways than one.
A recent study by researchers at the University of California shows that intensive studying for the LSAT alters the brain itself, reinforcing circuits and helping to bridge the gap between its right and left hemispheres.
The research, which is detailed in an article in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, found that such studying increases connectivity between the frontal and parietal lobes – the parts of the brain associated with reasoning and thinking.
The researchers, who see LSAT preparation as a form of “reasoning training,” theorize that such training may even increase a person’s IQ score.
This article from the National Law Journal provides more details.