working in the word mines…
October 10, 2012
Another scattered post, because it’s that kind of week.
First, I would like a pat on the back for not drunk-posting to Facebook last night. I took the day off yesterday because I finally sold my old condo, came home exhausted, celebrated with a bottle of champagne, and collapsed into a hot bath. I could feel the stress boiling out of my system. I’m feeling much better now.
NPR ran a great story yesterday on research about what happens to our brains when we read. Preliminary data show that when reading in a good book, parts of the brain involving touch and movement were also activated, suggesting that “readers were physically placing themselves within the story.” Which we all kind of knew, right? Don’t we all love how a good books makes us feel like we’re “right there?” I love that it turns out that isn’t just a metaphor.