Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You are what you read?

At least, according to Markus Appel, an associate professor at the Johannes Keppler University of Linz, Austria. He conducted an experiment where the subjects read a really dumb story about a really stupid fellow and then gave them a general knowledge test. It looked like those who read the tale of the idiot did worse at the general knowledge test than those who didn't. It was not known whether the test subjects were daft to begin with.

If that is so, will reading urban fantasy make me into a supernatural monster?

Anyway, who cares what is the capital of Libya?


zlkmhd said...

tripoli? haha stupid shouldn't exist in the age of google. but then again, perhaps its something more..err innate :P

rad za said...

Maybe you are not all what you read (hopefully). By the way like the second one.

Snuze said...

Zu: You nerd, you! *grin* I'll bet if you ask kids these days where is the administrative capital of the country, they'll say Kuala Lumpur.

Rad: From your lips to God's ear, sugar. *grin* Glad you like it!

Angela Gripesalot said...

It's "L", innit? I'm terrible at these things D: