Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind

  title={Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind},
  author={David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano},
  pages={377 - 380}
A Good Read Theory of Mind is the human capacity to comprehend that other people hold beliefs and desires and that these may differ from one's own beliefs and desires. The currently predominant view is that literary fiction—often described as narratives that focus on in-depth portrayals of subjects' inner feelings and thoughts—can be linked to theory of mind processes, especially those that are involved in the understanding or simulation of the affective characteristics of the subjects. Kidd… 

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