Suspension of Disbelief

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Suspension of Disbelief

#1 Post by Elew » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:59 am

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What Brain Activity Can Explain Suspension of Disbelief?

"Losing ourselves refers to another element of poetic faith, when the audience is, in the psychologists' term, “transported.” We cease to be aware of our body, our posture or our environment. No longer are we in our living room or able to see the cinema's glowing exit sign. Perhaps most important, our limbic system causes us to feel emotions—anger, disgust, jealousy, desire, fear—about the stories we are watching or reading.

Being transported emotionally into an alternative reality helps us to invest more completely in a piece of fiction, no matter how unbelievable. Thus, we are able to believe in the supernatural occurrences in Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, the inhuman strength and speed of Superman, or the harrowing journey of a Hobbit in his quest to destroy an evil ring." (or that the globe is warming ) ... plain-sus/

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