Some of you know that apart from an obsessive reader [that's why i love being in 4-MA, RARA-AVIS, Crimespace etc - as I feel I am among friends] - but do you get strange looks at dinner-parties when you talk about about books? I do, so it was with great comfort to read in New Scientist this week about what reading a lot of fiction does to the readers mind, compared to the non-reader or the reader of non-fiction.
I wrote about it at January Magazine - and did the test and yes, when my wife tried, she realised that I had been right all the time, I am a much better judge of character, read signals faster and more accuratly than her [as she reads very little] anyway -
Try the test for yourself and try it with a non-fiction reader
I have scanned the two page article from New Scientist about the study and the two pages are attached