Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fiction reading makes you more sociable


Reading fiction increases your social and empathy skills according to an article in the Yorkshire Post.

I can't find any mention of a control group, or of a before and after test, or anything that would establish cause and effect. But hey! Why waste a good headline just because there are no facts to substantiate it! And don't we all want to believe that having our nose in a book is actually good for us? (Well, I know I do!)

9 COMMENTS:

MorningAJ said...

Your cat needs glasses. It shouldn't need to get that close to the page.

fairyhedgehog said...

You're right, MAJ! Although it isn't my cat but it definitely needs glasses.

Old Kitty said...

Well there is a sort of ongoing experiment thingy happening with this Prof Oatley and his gagn and yay - look a book out by him about this phenomena!! LOL!!!

Yay for reading! Take care
x

stacy said...

That cat looks like it took catnip to stay awake for the test.

Debbie said...

Interesting article. Being a Bookworm, this caught my attention. I've added a link to your blog from my own bookwormbitesback.blogspot.com

Love that cat.

Tara Maya said...

I find this really hard to believe, but I WANT to believe it, so I will.

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, yay for reading indeed!

Stacy, hehe, so that's what they use it for!

Debbie, thanks for popping in here and I'll nip over to your blog and say hi!

Tara, my feeling precisely!

Simon Kewin said...

Yes, I definitely choose to believe it!

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, a wise decision!

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