The Art of Storytelling

Why does the brain love stories?

with Dr. Michael A. Yassa

Stories make it easier to understand complex topics and make sense of our lives. But why does the brain work this way?

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There is something magical about stories, and not just for children. Stories make it easier for our brain to understand complex topics or remember events, and they also help us to make sense of our lives.

But why does the brain work this way? Join Dr. Michael Yassa in this immersive talk at the intersection of neuroscience and narrative anthropology.

Originally hosted live at The Garden on 10/11/2021

Talk outline

Duration

50 minutes

What to expect

30 minute talk

20 minute Member Q&A

Dr. Michael A. Yassa

Michael A. Yassa is a professor in the departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, Psychiatry, and Psychological Science at UCI. He uses cutting edge neuroscience tools to understand learning and memory in healthy and diseased brains.

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