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Imagining possible worlds

Abstract:
The reading of fiction has been found to confer benefits, including increased empathy and understanding of others. Among ongoing research questions are those of how people engage in imagined worlds while keeping in touch with the currently perceived world, as well as how far stories were important in human evolution and how the brain is involved understanding them.
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1037/gpr0000149

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics Faculty
Subgroup:
Classical Languages and Lit
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of General Psychology Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-124
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2018-03-29
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EISSN:
1939-1552
ISSN:
1089-2680
Pubs id:
pubs:865039
URN:
uri:b5c0fb63-cd8b-49d6-b056-b3bb591e0eac
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uuid:b5c0fb63-cd8b-49d6-b056-b3bb591e0eac
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pubs:865039

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