Friday, December 2, 2016

"Psychologists have failed to replicate a famous study suggesting that short fiction improves readers’ abilities to read the emotional states of others"

In 2013, a widely publicized study in the journal Science by David Kidd and Emmanuele Castano of the New School suggested that reading “literary” short stories immediately improved participants’ abilities to read the facial expressions, and thus the emotional states, of other people.