The Neuroscience Of Game Of Thrones

Our brains identify our favorite fictional characters with our sense of self.

Alison Escalante MD
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When people identify strongly with fictional characters, they use the same part of the brain as they do for their own identity. Photo by Kylo/Unsplash.

Timothy Broom is fascinated by how people are affected by the stories they choose to engage with. He’s also a huge fan of Game of Thrones finds he identifies with the Starks as he immerses himself in the story. And that’s what inspired his work as a doctoral student: to…

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Alison Escalante MD
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