Deepen your empathy by reading more and reading more often, linguist says

Reading stories regularly strengthens social-cognitive skills—such as empathy—in both children and adults. And this, in turn, ensures that we can empathize with characters more effectively and more quickly when we are reading. This is the subject of linguist Lynn Eekhof’s Ph.D., which she will receive at Radboud University on 15 January. “I think we need to capitalize more on the wonder of what stories do, rather than merely seeing reading as a practical skill.”

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