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Literature and the Brain
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0572  Wednesday, 18 November 2009

From:       Norman Holland <
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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
    	
See a video: 
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Available as

   Hardcover $44.95 Support independent publishing: buy this book.

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   Download  $9.95  Support independent publishing: buy this book.

All profits from this book will go to support the PsyArt Foundation and 
the psychological study of the arts.

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