FYI: Your Brain on Jane Austen

Jane Austen is probably Britain’s 5th largest industry at this point (just kidding), and now she’s headed our way.  A researcher recently combined neuroscience and Jane Austen’s novels to study the way the brain performs during reading tasks. Her ultimate goal is to understand more about the neuroscience of distraction, and to tie what she’s learned to portrayals of distraction in 18th and 19th century literature.