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Literature and the Brain

ByNorman N. Holland

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LITERATURE AND THE BRAIN goes straight to the human core of literature when it explains the different ways our brains convert stories, poems, plays, and films into pleasure. When we are deep into a film or book, we find ourselves "absorbed," unaware of our bodies or our surroundings. We don't doubt the existence of Spider-Man or Harry Potter, and we have real feelings about these purely imaginary beings. Our brains are behaving oddly, because we know we cannot act to change what we are seeing. This is only one of the special ways our brains behave with literature, ways that LITERATURE AND THE BRAIN reveals.

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Publication Date
Feb 9, 2009
Language
English
ISBN
9780578025124
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Norman N. Holland

Specifications

Pages
474
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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