Stories as Connection
The science of how stories connect us starts with the brain. As you hear a story unfold, your brain waves actually start to synchronize with those of the storyteller, says Uri Hasson, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University. Learn what other parts of the brain react and cause us to connect not only with the story being told, but also with the storyteller.
This video by The Word on the Street-Toronto is an interview with Richard Van Camp, writer from the Dene First Nations of the Canadian Northwest Territories. Produced during their Book and Magazine Festival, the discussion addresses the role of the storyteller in connection and developing community. Watch it here.