Skip to main content

Home/ Diigo In Education/ Group items tagged absurdity

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Ed Webb

News Blog Articles | Absurdist Literature Stimulates Our Brains | Miller-McCune Online ... - 1 views

  • Absurdist literature, it appears, stimulates our brains.
  • our ability to find patterns is stimulated when we are faced with the task of making sense of an absurd tale. What's more, this heightened capability carries over to unrelated tasks.
  • "the cognitive mechanisms responsible for implicitly learning statistical regularities" are enhanced when we struggle to find meaning in a fragmented narrative.
  • ...1 more annotation...
  • we have an innate tendency to impose order upon our experiences and create what they call "meaning frameworks." Any threat to this process will "activate a meaning-maintenance motivation that may call upon any other available associations to restore a sense of meaning,"
1 - 1 of 1
Showing 20 items per page