Fiction and empathy?

This study suggests that reading fiction is correlated with empathy. Perhaps the fiction reader (or the person with an innate fiction reader’s disposition) has more empathy, as well as a greater power to separate truth from lies. I wonder what, if any, relationship fiction reading has with technical acumen or engineering skill.

Remember that correlation is not causation. I found that link just by searching for it with Google.

(Thanks to Marginal Revolution.)

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