Reading Writers’ Minds

If you consider yourself a writer, then you’ve noticed your mind works differently from others’. You already know you see the world through a different lens. But did you ever wonder whether your brain responds uniquely to the task of writing?

New research tentatively theorizes that it does—if you’re beyond the novice stage. Together with findings that identify the impetus to write in particular brain locations, these advances in the understanding of what drives writing are potential game changers.

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While the verdict is out, the idea is still inspiring. There’s a suggestion that confirms what we’ve always known: writing is unique, challenging, and highly specific work. Those who pursue their aptitude for and interest in it until they reach a master level really could be hardwired differently from the rest of the pack.

But then, you knew that—didn’t you?


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