Your Brain on Harry Potter

Scientific American – How our brains process books

I found this article very interesting! Researchers mapped the brain function of several study participants while reading an exciting chapter from Harry Potter. The article discusses a particular observation that was made during this study: they observed that the areas of the brain that are active while reading about the flying, swerving, accelerating in their first flying lesson are the same areas that are active when a person actually experiences movement in real-life! I hope you enjoy the article, it is a quick read.


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