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Re-reading enhances emotions

August 12, 2012

Re-reading enhances emotions

Reading a favourite book for a second time often feels like a different experience- now  scientists say that it actually is different.The habit of watching films of reading books multiple times to engage with them emotionally. The first time people read-watch through, they are focused on events and stories. The second time through , the repeated experience regnites the emotions caused by the book or film, and allows people to savour those emotions as leisure. The ‘Second Run” can offer profound emotional benefits, says a new study, based on interviews with readers in the U.S. and New Zealand. By enjoying the emotional effects of the book more deeply, people become more in touch with themselves. ‘By doing it again, people get more out of it’ , says author Cristel Antonia Russell of American niversity. ‘Even though people are already familiar with the stories or the places, reconsuming brings new or renewed appreciation of both the object or consumption and their self’.

Source : Magic Pot
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