Dialogues: The science and power of storytelling

Wendy Suzuki, Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Uri Hasson, Rachel Yehuda, Jean Mary Zarate

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Abstract

Skillful storytelling helps listeners understand the essence of complex concepts and ideas in meaningful and often personal ways. For this reason, storytelling is being embraced by scientists who not only want to connect more authentically with their audiences, but also want to understand how the brain processes this powerful form of communication. Here we present part of a conversation between a group of scientists actively engaged with the practice and/or the science of storytelling. We highlight the brain networks involved in the telling and hearing of stories and show how storytelling is being used well beyond the realm of public communication to add a deeper dimension to communication with our students and colleagues, as well as helping to make our profession more inclusive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9468-9470
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroscience
Volume38
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Inclusion
  • Outreach
  • Science education

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Suzuki, W., Feliú-Mójer, M. I., Hasson, U., Yehuda, R., & Zarate, J. M. (2018). Dialogues: The science and power of storytelling. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(44), 9468-9470. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1942-18.2018

Dialogues : The science and power of storytelling. / Suzuki, Wendy; Feliú-Mójer, Mónica I.; Hasson, Uri; Yehuda, Rachel; Zarate, Jean Mary.

In: Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 38, No. 44, 31.10.2018, p. 9468-9470.

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Suzuki, W, Feliú-Mójer, MI, Hasson, U, Yehuda, R & Zarate, JM 2018, 'Dialogues: The science and power of storytelling', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 38, no. 44, pp. 9468-9470. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1942-18.2018
Suzuki W, Feliú-Mójer MI, Hasson U, Yehuda R, Zarate JM. Dialogues: The science and power of storytelling. Journal of Neuroscience. 2018 Oct 31;38(44):9468-9470. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1942-18.2018
Suzuki, Wendy ; Feliú-Mójer, Mónica I. ; Hasson, Uri ; Yehuda, Rachel ; Zarate, Jean Mary. / Dialogues : The science and power of storytelling. In: Journal of Neuroscience. 2018 ; Vol. 38, No. 44. pp. 9468-9470.
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