Distinguishing Between Absorption & Entrancement

...Neither attention studies nor psychophysiology have been able to distinguish between absorption and entrancement or to show why some reading merely absorbs us while other kinds of reading matter work the far stronger spell of entrancement, transporting us to other places and transfiguring our consciousness to make other people of us. Entrancement exercises this power not only through reading but through many other everyday experiences, such as dreaming, being lost in one's waking moments, going to a movie, or listening to a story.

Nell, p.199

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