Study shows people give up part of themselves when acting

Bildschirmfoto 2019-03-22 um 09.39.07“In this new effort, the researchers noticed that when actors become their characters, they take on characteristics similar to those seen in indigenous people in Brazil during possession ceremonies. […]

They saw a drop in in the , for example, when volunteers were pretending to answer questions as if they were a friend of theirs. They found an even more pronounced reduction in brain activity when the volunteers were acting out their roles. The researchers suggest that this indicates that the actors were actually losing some of their sense of self as they acted out their parts. Interestingly, they also found an increase in brain activity in areas related to paying attention.”

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