Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction

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  • Title: Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction
  • Author: Keith Oatley
  • ISBN: 9780470974575
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. It s all true and proved by scientific research Readers really ARE the better human beings Better at empathy and theory of mind Better at mental modelling Better at this test glennrowe BaronCohen FacesI scored 29, which is not terrific, just good middling normal, but all the ones I got wrong were at the end of the test, so maybe it was just my concentration slipping at the end of a rather busy day And reading too much non fiction Fiction is better for schooling that empathy with the self and its [...]


  2. I don t think my brain has worked this hard for over a decade since I left university, but like riding a bike it s amazing how much comes back to you Oatley has written a tantalising book about the relationship of readers to all kinds of fictions, not just books but also movies and television Moving beyond reader response theory Oatley theorises that when we read we create a simulation in our minds of the fictional world, a dream which we enter into and interact with, and draws on science to sho [...]


  3. DNF Likely a reader book mismatch I like reading I like psychology I even like statistics sometimes Clearly, based on the other ratings here, this book is either wonderful and I m missing the party or else the author is owed a lot of favors from friends and colleagues, which they ve decided to repay with the currency of five star reviews Hey, he wouldn t be the first he won t be the last Nonetheless, after 60 pages of this, I find it the sort of dry, monotonous over analyzing of the obvious that [...]


  4. Whew Fascinating, but this reading exhausted me I had to put Google to good use to fully understand some of the allusions used in parts of the book However, I did enjoy reading it even though I had to karate chop my way a variety of thickets for full understanding.



  5. Very well written and full of insight into the process of reading fiction The research was tentative at times, but it s still interesting to see the directions the psychology of reading could be taken Some, even most, of the topics have been covered in other work, but the chapters on creativity and emotion were especially well done This is a positive way of approaching the issue, and while the approach seems poised between research and theory, the balance seems insightful just the same This book [...]


  6. I didn t finish I love fiction There was too much contradiction in reading a non fiction book about fiction Maybe this proves Oatley s points, but I didn t make it to the end to find out Maybe this could be his next research topic who is reading this book Readers of fiction, or non fiction Do the ratings have a relationship to fiction v non fiction reading preference


  7. I really enjoyed this journey through the different ways in which literature and the mind together create our realities, the ways we see things, and how we view others It s a great addition to the other work on literature and cognition, reading and the brain, and how we are what we read The progression through childhood to the mature, experienced reader s view of the world through reading was satisfying Its connections to other books in the field were clear, and well signposted I found the refer [...]


  8. A wonderful book which didn t feel like the standard research publication at all Lots of great literary references and points made, although a bit research would have been appreciated However, it feels like I ve underlined half the book, so I must award five stars for this one.More thoughts are over on Tolstoy Therapy for my Fiction on the Brain series.


  9. Keith Oatley is excellent on what happens when literature splashes upon the mind Why do novels have such a powerful impact upon us What is their moral effect Oatley s Such Stuff brings great insights to these questions.


  10. A wonderful book detailing how fiction works as a simulation created by the author that then runs in and is modified by the reader s mind It covers the beginnings of fiction in imagination, the creative process, talking about fiction, and Highly recommended.



  11. I wish there was science in this and less hypothetical BS, especially since the research Oatley is engaged is actually kind of interesting Again, I think it s an audience mismatch.