Curiosities

You are Katniss

By posted at 4:00 pm on January 4, 2014 2

Ever spent the whole day reading The Hunger Games and then found yourself paranoid that a tribute was following you? Don’t worry; you aren’t crazy. Turns out that reading a really gripping novel can cause our brains to believe we are in the body of the protagonist, and this effect can last for days after reading according to a scientific study.

The Millions' future depends on your support. Become a member today!




Share this article

More from the Millions

2 Responses to “You are Katniss”

  1. JOHN T SHEA
    at 6:19 pm on January 4, 2014

    So that’s why I had a whale of a time reading ‘MOBY DICK’ and gained a hundred tons…

  2. Chris Howe
    at 2:51 am on January 7, 2014

    I’m reading Donna Tartt’s ‘The Secret History.’ Should I take precautions?

Post a Response

Comments with unrelated links will be deleted. If you'd like to reach our readers, consider buying an advertisement instead.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments that do not add to the conversation will be deleted at our discretion.

NEW COMMENTING RULE: Comments may be held for moderation and/or deleted. Whitelisted commenters will see their comments appear immediately. Don't be a jerk. We reserve the right to delete your comment or revoke commenting privileges for any reason we want.