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Recent Developments

We recommend a look at Norman Holland's new book, "Literature and the Brain," published by the PsyArt Foundation, and available at:

Keith Oatley, Kirsten Cadieux, Maja Djikic, and the rest of the group at OnFiction have an excellent blog/online magazine about the psychology of fiction, located at

U.C. Santa Barbara's Aranye Fradenburg is developing an approach within the English Department there called "Literature and the Mind," and that exciting program can be explored here:

Jonathan Gottschall, the Center for Cognitive Literary Studies' first guest speaker, has a home page at

Merlin Donald's home page can be reached at

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