Friday, April 11, 2014

The Synchronized Brains of Movie Viewers

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Why read the book when I can watch the movie version? 

It's been said before that the main difference between people reading a book and people watching a movie is this: Reading is very personal - the interpretation of words can be as different as the variety of people reading it. It is likely that no two people see the exact same image in their minds.

Movies, however, are a different story - everyone sees the same story and image. Not too much is left to interpretation. But it also could be different as far as brain stimulation goes. A faster type of brain imaging technology is proving that the brains of people watching a movie are united in synchronization. A movie triggers the exact same points of their brains, at the exact same time of viewing - spiking and flat-lining in sync.