Prof. Angus Fletcher

Prof. Angus Fletcher runs the world's leading think-tank into how stories work. As Professor of Story Science at Ohio State University, Angus specialises in using art & literature to unlock the neuroscience of human creativity and emotional resilience.

About Angus Fletcher

When Angus Fletcher first started out in the lab as a young neuroscientist, he believed that the human brain was just like a computer. He soon discovered he was wrong; the brain wasn't data driven or logical but rather emotional, creative and driven by stories.

Today as Professor of Story Science at Ohio State University, Angus specialises in using art & literature to unlock the neuroscience of human creativity and emotional resilience. His research has been called "mind-blowing" by Malcolm Gladwell and has been endorsed by leading scholars in neuroscience, psychology, medicine and literature.

Angus has written two recent books, Wonderworks and Storythinking, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles.

Recent Publications

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature

Fletcher, A., 9 Mar 2021, Simon Schuster, 464p.

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