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Art and the Suspension of Disbelief.

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Why don't we run out of the movie theatre when a monster shows on the screen?
What kind of mental state is the willing suspension of disbelief?
Why do fiction and drama affect our emotions even when we know they are not real?

John and Ken welcome Steven Meyer, Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, to examine the role of suspension of disbelief in the enjoyment of theatre, movies, video games, and what this trait reveals about the human mind in general.


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Art and the Suspension of Disbelief 48:53
Total Time 48:53

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