Caring about Dostoyevsky: The untapped potential of studying literature
Willems, R. M., & Jacobs, A. M.
Caring about Dostoyevsky: The untapped potential of studying literature. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20
(4), 243-245. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.12.009.
Should cognitive scientists and neuroscientists care about Dostoyevsky? Engaging with fiction is a natural and rich behavior, providing a unique window onto the mind and brain, particularly for mental simulation, emotion, empathy, and immersion. With advances in analysis techniques, it is time that cognitive scientists and neuroscientists embrace literature and fiction.