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The Science of Storytelling

Author Will Storr tells Adam how the human brain is wired to respond to narratives and that storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human.

Science often doesn't have a nice, neat beginning, middle and end. But we impose beginnings, middles and ends onto the research so that all can follow - we give science narratives.
Writer Will Storr shows Adam Rutherford how the craft of creative writing engages deep psychological impulses for both the author and the reader and how storytelling is a vital part of the human condition.

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14 minutes


  • Fri 24 May 2019 09:45
  • Sat 25 May 2019 00:30

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