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Monday, September 21, 2015

“The right patterns of ink on a page can create vivid mental imagery and instill powerful emotions.”

Are You Reading The Wrong Books? What Science Is Saying About Fiction Readers | The Literacy Site Blog: Studies are showing that readers of fiction are more empathetic towards others. By engaging with a story, readers are temporarily placing themselves in a character’s shoes, therefore, the more stories you read, the more shoes you’ve tried on. It’s a fascinating insight into the world of reading.
In 2012, Standford University did research into why this is. According to neuroscientist Bob Dougherty,