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Vestigal tale : your brain on stories : part 2, fictional stories.

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  • Contributor: Battery Radio; Brookes, Chris

    The evolutionary origins of human storytelling. Analysing stories is territory traditionally claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective. Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution.

    Original Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Battery Radio
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Battery Radio Documentaries