- Second read-through is 'more emotional'
- Can offer mental health benefits, say researchers
- Same effect applies to watching films or holidaying in familiar places
The habit of watching films or reading books multiple times encourages people to engage with them emotionally.
The first time people read - or watch - through, they are focused on events and stories.
The second time through, the repeated experience reignites the emotions caused by the book or film, and allows people to savour those emotions at leisure.
The 'second run' can offer profound emotional benefits, says a new study, based on interviews with readers in the U.S. and New Zealand.
By enjoying the emotional effects of the book more deeply, people become more in touch with themselves.
'By doing it again, people get more out of it,' says author Cristel Antonia Russell of American University.
'Even though people are already familiar with the stories or the places, re-consuming brings new or renewed appreciation of both the object of consumption and their self.'
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