Kafka lesen und Lynch gucken macht schlau

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Hell yeah! Wer Kafka liest und Filme von David Lynch ansieht, wird dadurch schlauer! Und ich dachte immer, man gerät in deren Werken nur immer tiefer in den Malström des Wahnsinns. Aber nix da, stesto stranger, desto gehirnanregender. Oben deshalb nochmal zur Hirn-Stimulation das Intro zu Lynchs „Blue Velvet“, vielleicht eins der besten Film-Intros of all time.

According to research by psychologists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of British Columbia, exposure to the surrealism in, say, Kafka’s “The Country Doctor” or Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” enhances the cognitive mechanisms that oversee implicit learning functions. The researchers’ findings appear in an article published in the September issue of the journal Psychological Science.

“The idea is that when you’re exposed to a meaning threat –– something that fundamentally does not make sense –– your brain is going to respond by looking for some other kind of structure within your environment,” said Travis Proulx, a postdoctoral researcher at UCSB and co-author of the article. “And, it turns out, that structure can be completely unrelated to the meaning threat.”

Reading Kafka Improves Learning, Suggests Psychology Study (via Boing Boing)