This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I found this article and the cited research from Michigan State University very informative. It addresses different areas of activation within the brain during reading for pleasure, and reading technical information. It also mentions the principle of “cognitive training”, in this case being able to shift focus effectively and completely between various items or tasks.Continue reading “This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature”

Pictures of Famous Authors

When reading a great novel or short story we all create a mental picture of the main characters from the description and details that the author gives us. When I read a book, I can’t help but form a mental picture of the author as well. Have you ever been surprised when you come acrossContinue reading “Pictures of Famous Authors”