” Neurological changes we found associated with physical experience with the system of movements suggest that reading novels can transmit us in the body of the protagonist ,” says professor of neurology George Burns , lead author of the study.
Changes were observed in the left temporal cortex , the part of the brain responsible for language , and in the main zone of emotional brain . Neurons in this area are related to fostering awareness that doing something that actually makes a phenomenon known as simulated recognition . For example, only imagining that run can activate neurons associated with running .
” And before we knew that the good story may figuratively speaking , to introduce you to the skin of the character , and now we know that something is going on and at the biological level,” said Burns .