Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is 'Twilight' altering teen minds? - Health - Behavior - msnbc.com

Is 'Twilight' altering teen minds? - Health - Behavior - msnbc.com

It's a potentially sucky situation. The vampire craze in teen literature – exemplified by the "Twilight" book series – could be affecting the dynamic workings of the teenage brain in ways scientists don't yet understand.

"We don't know exactly how literature affects the brain, but we know that it does," said Maria Nikolajeva, a Cambridge University professor of literature. "Some new findings have identified spots in the brain that respond to literature and art."

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