Spoilers don't spoil anything

Tagged: Off Topic, Spoilers, Entertainment, Gaming
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

"I've always assumed that this reading style is a perverse personal habit, a symptom of a flawed literary intelligence. It turns out, though, that I was just ahead of the curve, because spoilers don't spoil anything. In fact, a new study suggests that spoilers can actually increase our enjoyment of literature. Although we've long assumed that the suspense makes the story—we keep on reading because we don't know what happens next—this new research suggests that the tension actually detracts from our enjoyment..."