Brain Science for Writers 1/26/15

Happy new year, everyone! My short story Lord of Time (cover shown above) is now widely available.  See my author website for three ways to read it.

And on to the brain science links...

Top Pick: Writing your way to happiness.  (via Passive Guy)

Social failure, not lifestyle, has made Scots sick

We're more likely to cheat when we're anxious.

How does gender of the protagonist and reader affect the reading experience? I wish they had used more than two stories here, or used a story where they could switch out the gender of the protagonist, because it's hard to separate the effect of protagonist gender and other aspects of the stories used.  But still, interesting to think about.

His brain made him do it” and so I feel much less empathy for him

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