Saturday, July 28, 2012

More reading for the RP

This burst of new material was brought about listening to Norma Cameron's TED talk 'Cultivating Narrative Intelligence' which I found through a site called Storytalk.

That led me to an article and clip 'Your story telling brain'
"Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga, a pioneer in the study of hemispheric (left vs. right brain) specialization describes "the Interpreter" - a left hemisphere function that organizes our memories into plausible stories" 
Gazzaniga, Michael. Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain 

Then to a whole host of articles via Culture Lab (New Scientist) on story telling
Storytelling 2.0: When new narratives meet old brainsMetamorphosis of the storybook by Amanda Gefter

and through one of the culture lab articles 
"E-literature may even change the way we see ourselves. Neuroscientist John Bickle explains how our brains create our sense of self through narrative (see opposite). As cognitive scientist George Lakoff puts it, "Narratives...are instantiated physically in our brains. We are not born with them, but we start growing them soon, and as we acquire the deep narratives, our synapses change and become fixed." Will new narratives lead to new selves?"
and a blog post on 'Red Riding Hood: Neurology, Narrative & Storytelling'
Rose, Frank. The Art of Immersion. (maybe)

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