Science is on the Storyteller’s Side

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall

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Literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall gives us a peek into the ways that scientific inquiry is beginning to validate our innate connection to stories.

In his new book, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, Gottschall offers what he dubs “the first unified theory of storytelling”: validated proof from neuroscience, psychology, and evolutionary biology that the more absorbed we readers are in a story, the more the story changes us.

We writers know this intrinsically but it’s nice to have the skeptics on board every now and again.

 

 

Co.Create“Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon” at Fast Company’s Co.Create.com

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