Why We Tell Stories: The Science of Narrative – Full Program

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Why We Tell Stories: The Science of Narrative

Full Program: 2012 World Science Festival | 01:35:47

Featuring Psychologist Paul Bloom, Author Jeffrey Eugenides, Writer Jonathan Gottschall, Author Joyce Carol Oates, Psychologist, Novelist Keith Oatley, and Performance Artists The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with Journalist, Documentary Maker Jay Allison Moderating

Stories have existed in many forms—cave paintings, parables, poems, tall tales, myths—throughout history and across almost all human cultures. But is storytelling essential to survival? Join a spirited discussion seeking to explain the uniquely human gift of narrative—from how neurons alight when we hear a tale, to the role of storytelling in cognitive development, to the art of storytelling itself, which informs a greater understanding of who we are as a species. See all content from Why We Tell Stories

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Jay Allison

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Paul Bloom

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Jeffrey Eugenides

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Jonathan Gottschall

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Joyce Carol Oates

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Keith Oatley

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The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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  1. […] Stories have existed in many forms—cave paintings, parables, poems, tall tales, myths—throughout history and across almost all human cultures. But is storytelling essential to survival? Join a spirited discussion seeking to explain the uniquely human gift of narrative—from how neurons alight when we hear a tale, to the role of… [read more]  […]

  2. […] “Stories have existed in many forms—cave paintings, parables, poems, tall tales, myths—throughout history and across almost all human cultures. But is storytelling essential to survival? Join a spirited discussion seeking to explain the uniquely human gift of narrative—from how neurons alight when we hear a tale, to the role of… [read more]”  […]