Sunday, March 18, 2012

Neuroscience suggests that reading fiction improves your social skills.
...individuals who frequently read fiction seem to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world from their perspective.
...as we identify with characters’ longings and frustrations, guess at their hidden motives and track their encounters with friends and enemies, neighbors and lovers. It is an exercise that hones our real-life social skills...
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Your Brain on Fiction
by Annie Murphy Paul

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