Why The Greatest Leadership Tool You've Ever Overlooked Is Gathering Dust on Your Bookshelf

Dr. Gregory S. Berns, faculty member in Neuroscience, is mentioned in a Forbes article for his reaserch at the Emory University Center for Neuropolicy. Berns and his colleagues found that being absorbed in a fictional novel increased connectivity in several parts of the brain, including the sensory motor region. This area enables you to exercise “embodied cognition;” in other words, to represent a physical sensation in your mind, like running. This kind of brain activity suggests “that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” explained Gregory Berns.

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