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MSU’s Phillips Studies Literary Reading as ‘Brain’ Exercise

Michigan State University’s Natalie Phillips, assistant professor of English, is a leading figure in the emerging field of literary neuroscience.

Phillips specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of mind, and cognitive approaches to narrative, and is co-lead of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition (DHLC) lab at MSU. The DHLC research and teaching space is designed to cultivate projects at the intersection of literature, cognitive science, and digital humanities.

In 2015, Phillips was awarded a Digital Innovation Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. One of only seven scholars to receive such an award, she was recognized for her research on literary cognition.

Learn more about her research at http://www.cal.msu.edu/phillips/.

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