Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Neurochemistry of Storytelling.

Having in the previous post just made an ill-tempered dump on one kind of popularization, I decide to be inconsistent and now pass on this nice piece with a little less pizazz from the Brain Pickings Newsletter, on how storytelling can engage our brain neurochemistry associated with stress and empathy. It is a very effective and touching piece, and I recommend that you watch the video below:

1 comment:

brain4biz said...

PZ is well intentioned but like all pop sci usually wrong.

We really don't know what language does nor the hormones nor cognitive processes - related to behavior. Parsimony and some research suggests language is trivial -- stories or otherwise.

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