For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov – NYTimes.com

Posted: October 4, 2013 in brain, cognition/consciousness, culture, language, Story

That is the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Science. It found that after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence — skills that come in especially handy when you are trying to read someone’s body language or gauge what they might be thinking.

via For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov – NYTimes.com.

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