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Monday, February 2, 2009

Study Shows That As You Read Your Brain Simulates Actions In Stories

Using brain-imaging, researchers at Washington University have found that as you read your brain simulates the actions in the story.

"There has been good evidence for a while that mental simulation — imagination — can improve performance in sport and other skilled behaviours.

This study suggests that readers do mental simulation when they comprehend a story," said Jeffrey Zacks, director of the university's dynamic cognition laboratory.

This would suggest that we can practice skills by reading about them... interesting!

Source: CBC