So I just found out that my paper is due next Monday, not in a few hours. What do I do with all the caffeine rushing through my system now?
“New psychological research out of the University of Buffalo demonstrates how, “When we read, we psychologically become part of the community described in the narrative—be they wizards or vampires. That mechanism satisfies the deeply human, evolutionarily crucial, need for belonging.” Experiments conducted by the research team indicated that after reading books like Harry Potter and Twilight, subjects felt themselves to be more closely associated with the community of characters in the books. “Belonging” to these communities, although they are make-believe, gave subjects feelings of satisfaction associated with having real human relationships.” —How Reading Expands the Sense of Self | IdeaFeed | Big Think (via infoneer-pulse)
“You won’t have a test or anything, I already know what you know. But you will have to orally recite x, y, and z.” —my Polish teacher, who thinks that oral exams are not exams.