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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'