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Tom Doig

“When you read a book, you create a story world in your head, and you imaginatively inhabit that world. Recent discoveries in cognitive psychology show that when people read, we ‘take on’ the perspectives of other (fictional) people; this means that reading literally makes us better at understanding other people’s lives. It makes us more empathetic, more sympathetic, and kinder.”
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