ELSEWHERE: Reading Literary Fiction Develops Empathy

The New York Times reports how a new study published in the journal Science found participants who read literary fiction scored better on empathy tests than participants who only read non-fiction, popular fiction, or nothing at all. It seems reading Dostoyevsky and Proust can help you understand the minds of others better than, say, Stephenie Meyer or Dan Brown. Who’da thunk?

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