Evolutionary Psychology and Literature

by Robert Bond

The New York Times has an article on how Literature professors are looking into how evolutionary psychology may be related to how we understand and enjoy literature. Fascinating stuff!


One response to “Evolutionary Psychology and Literature

  1. It’s interesting that the article identifies 3 as the typical number of mental states/perspectives that people can simultaneously represent when reading literature. This is closely adheres to the limited number of steps of perspective taking that people exhibit in strategic games. Most people do not iterated through more than 2-3 rounds of best responses.

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