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Published online by Cambridge University Press: 18 November 2022
We support the idea of applying cultural evolution theory to the study of storytelling, and fiction in particular. However, we suggest that a more plausible link between real and imaginary worlds is the feeling of “presence” we can experience in both of them: we feel present when we are able to correctly and intuitively enact our embodied predictions.
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Why imaginary worlds? The psychological foundations and cultural evolution of fictions with imaginary worlds
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