The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0572 Wednesday, 18 November 2009
From: Norman Holland <
Date: Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 10:03:28 -0500
Subject: Literature and the Brain
This book goes straight to the basic human questions about literature
when it explains how our brains convert the imaginary events of stories,
poems, plays, and films into real pleasure. Our brains can do this,
because we know in our frontal lobes that we cannot act to change our
posteriorly processed perceptions of the literary work. This is only one
of the special ways our brains react as we go from the creation of
literature to being transported, to "poetic faith," to enjoyment, to
meaning, and finally to evaluation. Each of these parts of the literary
process draws on brain processes in an unusual way. Literature and the
Brain describes and explains these brain changes, giving us a new
understanding of what we do when we do literature and why we do it.
Read more: http://www.literatureandthebrain.com/blurbs.htm
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