February 17, 2009

imagination land

New research coming out from Psychological Science using fMRI shows that reading is not a passive time. In fact while reading and understanding the story we are building an imaginative narrative to the story. We enter imagination land! These imaginations derived from text utilize past experiences as well as visualize real world experiences of the actions. Readers use the same simulations in real life when the text explains situations such as sight, sound, touch, taste, etc.

good cause i thought i was a freaking weirdo for all the crazy shit i think about while reading...i am actually normal...

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