Articles of interest
By no means definitive. Brain rattlers:
2014 The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing by Maria Popova — Brain Pickings (5 Dec 2014) .
2012 Your Brain on Fiction by Annie Murphy Paul — The New York Times Sunday Review (17 March 2012). Neuroscience — how our brains handle fiction.
2012 The Science of Storytelling by Leo Widrich — Lifehacker (12 May 2012), the effect of a story on our sensory registers.