How Reading Literary Fiction Teaches Us To Be Human

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How Reading Literary Fiction Teaches Us To Be Human

Post by Riddick » 10-15-2016 04:29 PM

Think about every bully you can remember, whether from fiction or real life. What do they all have in common? For the most part, they don’t read — and if they do, they probably aren’t ingesting much literary fiction.

This isn’t just snobbery. Research scientists have found that reading literary fiction leads to improvement in subjects tested for Theory of Mind, described by Science Magazine as “the human capacity to comprehend that other people hold beliefs and desires and that these may differ from one’s own beliefs and desires.” FULL STORY

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