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.

About Annie McGovern

MA 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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