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04/26/2011 07:33 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2011

The Neuroscience Of Shakespeare

Using EEG and fMRI scanning techniques, Davis has been testing individual responses to some of the playwright's most daring innovations. "I had an intuition," he says, "that functional shifts of syntax in Shakespeare might have an impact on the pathways of the brain, which is an extraordinary internal theatre."

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