Posted on November 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes fans can articulate what about a particular work draws them in so deeply.

Other times, we resort to saying that it has that je ne sais quoi.

Researchers weren’t satisfied with that answer, though, at least when it came to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The answer, in layman’s terms? The sizes of the characters’ social networks and the number of their interactions both resemble what we’re used to in our normal lives.

For a much deeper dive into the study, head to the PNAS website, where the research is shared in full.

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