NYT headerEver feel like something you’ve read has been over-analyzed? Or on the flip side, under appreciated? Soon, we may be able to know exactly what the author’s creative intentions are, and whether we’re giving them too much, or too little, credit.

Dutch Writer Arnon Grunberg is helping scientists explore the creative process at a whole new level, according to the New York Times. While writing his new novella, he’s been attached to a slew of censors tracking his brain activity and physical responses throughout the process. Once his work is released to the public, a controlled group of readers will also be monitored as they experience the finished novella.

The aim of the study is to look at the creative process from both sides, creation and consumption. It’s about understanding creativity from a scientific perspective, and evaluating how we communicate and interpret ideas through literature.

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