Dialogues: The science and power of storytelling

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

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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
Issue number44
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


  • Communication
  • Inclusion
  • Outreach
  • Science education


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