The novel “Station Eleven” is about a post-apocalyptic world set largely in Michigan. It's the story of a flu epidemic that wipes out almost all of the earth’s human population. The pre-pandemic story is set in Toronto and other places around the world. Michigan, mostly along the Lake Michigan shoreline, is where the story of survivors takes place.

MSU lab examines literature's effects on the brain

Oct 22, 2013

Dr. Natalie Phillips, the co-director and lead faculty for Literary Neuroscience and History of Mind at the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab, integrates the humanities and sciences in her research.


Through literature and brain scans, she analyzes the developmental impact of reading on complex processes in the brain. Dr. Phillips joins us to discuss her research and findings.