Category: Academia

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Study conducted on the neuroscience of “Harry Potter”

A recent psychological study describes what’s happening in your brain when you’re reading “Harry Potter.” Do you think the middle cingulate gyrus area of the brain, associated with pain empathy, would be more active or less active while reading the Hogwarts saga? Only one way to find out!

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Librarian to host “Harry Potter” workshop in Washington, DC

In 2014, classes about “Harry Potter” are nothing new – we’ve seen everything from college courses to summer camps to fitness classes—but one librarian from George Washington University has yet another creative take on teaching the boy wizard. Tolonda Henderson will lead an exciting “Potter”-themed learning opportunity—an event series, Mr. Potter Goes to Washington, where she leads students around the capital while reading excerpts from the book that apply to particular landmarks.