Bookish News—Your Brain on Fiction from The New York Times

Anyone who has ever struggled to explain to a nonreader why reading is good for you should take a look at the article Your Brain on Fiction in The New York Times.

The author, Annie Murphy Paul, writes: “The novel…is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life.” She argues that reading fiction allows for a sort of simulation of reality; by learning to connect with characters and their stories, we are better able to understand and connect with others in our own lives.

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About Annie McGovern

MA student in Science and Medical Writing; Creative Writing BA; consumes books and science for sustenance (and tea); questionable Korean language skills; end
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