Poetry can be uplifting, showcasing the beauty of nature. It can be be dark, painting the corners of the human psyche we all know but may not discuss. Powerful, light, confusing — emotionally, poetry can do a lot of things.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that there's science behind poetry's effect on the brain. We know about music's effect on the body, but these researchers looked specifically at the different responses the brain has to poetry and prose. (From arts.mic)
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