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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Your brain on fiction

This New York Times piece has some pretty interesting stuff that librarians have said for years. And now, science proves it.

For instance, "...individuals who frequently read fiction seem to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world from their perspective."

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