Literary Neuroscience: Stanford Researchers Demonstrate the Value of Literature Through Brain Imaging « The Blog of the ABAA | English Literature after 1700 |

Early findings in an interdisciplinary study at Stanford University provide biological evidence that supports the value of literature. Neurobiological experts, radiologists, and literary scholars have joined forces to examine the relationship between reading, attention, and distraction, specifically the “cognitive dynamics of the different kinds of focus we bring to reading.”