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This is Science American's 60-Second Science. I'm Karen Hopkin. This will just take a minute.

Remember Dick and Jane? And their dog Spot? Maybe you read about them in first grade. See Spot run, run, Spot, run! Well, a new study in the journal Psychological Science suggested that not only did you see Spot run, but you ran, tooat least in your mind. Because reading about something turns on the same brain regions that control doing that thing.

For years, scientists have suspected that our brain simulate the activities we read about. In behavior studies, people who are reading about scoring a soccer goal react more quickly when asked to make a kicking motion than when told to, say, pat their heads.

Now researchers use real-time brain-imaging techniques to watch what happens when people read a story. 28 subjects took in tales from a day in life of Raymond, a 7-year-old boy who does things like get out of bed and sit through an English lesson. Sure enough, when Raymond scurries to his school desk, cells in the reader’s brain that govern scurrying also spring to life.

Fortunately, the copycatting盲目模仿 is confined to the brain--we don't actually act out the things we read about. If we did, you wouldn't want to sit next to someone skimming the daily paper.

Thanks for the minute for Science American's 60-Second Science. I'm
Karen Hopkin.
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