This Is Your Brain On Novels

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Check out “Does Reading Actually Change Your Brain?” from futurity.org

“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” [neuroscientist Gregory] Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”

And hey, speaking of reading, have you submitted something to Laura’s List yet? It’s not too late!

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