Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 8:33 am
Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.
That's the conclusion of a study in the journal Science that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or nonfiction.
Jim talks with author and former Baton Rougean David Madden, about his new book “London Bridge in Plague and Fire” and about some of Madden’s favorite writers.
From the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Molly Buchmann discusses this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou”