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Good Books Help You Read Minds
2013-10-04 10:01:02

[ Watch the Video: Literary Fiction Enhances Social Skills ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Skills essential to understanding other people's mental states and processing complex social relationships can be strengthened by reading literary fiction, according to a paper appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science. PhD candidate David Comer Kidd and psychology professor Emanuele Castano, both of The New School for Social Research, conducted five...


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