Neurophysiology and neuropsychology of reading? Psychonarratology? What are these things?
These are some new developments in the humanities that borrow techniques and insights from the experimental sciences to tackle age-old questions: why and how do stories hold our attention? What happens between a story and its reader (or viewer)? On November 12 I will be teaching a One-Day Clarion West workshop about it because as an author and a scientist, I find some of this research incredibly
exciting, and I believe writers can use it to hone their craft.