How Storytelling Works in the Brain

(gettingsmart.com) Thanks to Mrs. P who shared the following article… Annie Murphy Paul, creator of Intelligence Report recognizes that stories reach the capacity of the brain to construct a map of other people’s intentions — ‘theory of mind.’ Narratives offer a unique opportunity to engage this capacity, as we identify with characters’ longings and frustrations, guess at their hidden motives and track their encounters with friends and enemies, neighbors and lovers. She goes on to share that a 2010 study found that in preschool-age children — “the more stories they had read to them, the keener their theory of mind.” Read More

Publication:      gettingsmart.com
Author:             Tyler Nakatsu
Publish Date:   1.19.2016