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The Science of Storytelling
by Colleen Scheck, APM producer
Scientists studying the origin of humans use the clues of ancient artifacts to help shed light on many facets of our evolution, including the development of culture in our species. In the World Science Festival panel “Why We Prevailed: Evolution and the Battle for Dominance,” anthropologist Alison S. Brooks showed a photo of six snail-like shells thought to be 100,000 years old that had synchronized piercings with smooth edges and coloration, suggesting they were strung like a necklace and worn on a body-painted “person.” What was the purpose of this Neanderthal art? A primitive marriage symbol? A tribal identifier? A designation of leadership? And what story did the wearer tell about it? 
That question lingered in my mind at a subsequent panel “Why We Tell Stories: The Science of Narrative.” While storytelling itself may have been a component of our prototype years, the science of storytelling is a very young field. Jonathan Gottschall, a writer at this intersection, noted its infancy — there’s only about 15 years of active scientific research in hand. Why? He said neither scientists nor humanities scholars feel it’s their jurisdiction. He advocates for bringing experts in these disciplines closer together to more rigorously advance our understanding of this uniquely human gift.
The panel was an intriguing and entertaining example of how writers and scientists can jointly explore the wide spectrum of theories and questions in this arena. Authors Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Eugenides, psychologist Paul Bloom, novelist and psychologist Keith Oatley, and Gottschall discussed everything from the neurological functions in the brain of a reader to storytelling’s role in cognitive development in children, from the differences in the art of storytelling itself to its sociological implications in our individual and communal lives, from the nature of its psychological depths to the value of its aesthetic heights. What is the effect of “constantly marinating ourselves in fiction” like we do? Why do children’s stories often center around some type of trouble, when we would expect them to want to avoid fearful or sad narratives? What’s the future of storytelling? Will video games evolve beyond action genres to include virtual engagement in a Henry James or Jane Austen story?
In closing, moderator Jay Allison brought me back around to evolution. As one of the creative forces behind the popular public radio program The Moth, he noted the remarkable appeal of the show’s utterly simple and primitive form — individuals telling true personal stories, without editing or sculpting or elaborate production.
What’s the power of storytelling in your life? What do you think is important to advancing this field of inquiry?
(Click on the panel title links above to replay the live stream of both these events.)
Photo at top (l-r): Jonathan Gottschall, Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Eugenides, Keith Oatley and Paul Bloom discuss the art and science of storytelling.

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The Science of Storytelling

by Colleen Scheck, APM producer

Scientists studying the origin of humans use the clues of ancient artifacts to help shed light on many facets of our evolution, including the development of culture in our species. In the World Science Festival panel “Why We Prevailed: Evolution and the Battle for Dominance,” anthropologist Alison S. Brooks showed a photo of six snail-like shells thought to be 100,000 years old that had synchronized piercings with smooth edges and coloration, suggesting they were strung like a necklace and worn on a body-painted “person.” What was the purpose of this Neanderthal art? A primitive marriage symbol? A tribal identifier? A designation of leadership? And what story did the wearer tell about it?

That question lingered in my mind at a subsequent panel “Why We Tell Stories: The Science of Narrative.” While storytelling itself may have been a component of our prototype years, the science of storytelling is a very young field. Jonathan Gottschall, a writer at this intersection, noted its infancy — there’s only about 15 years of active scientific research in hand. Why? He said neither scientists nor humanities scholars feel it’s their jurisdiction. He advocates for bringing experts in these disciplines closer together to more rigorously advance our understanding of this uniquely human gift.

The panel was an intriguing and entertaining example of how writers and scientists can jointly explore the wide spectrum of theories and questions in this arena. Authors Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Eugenides, psychologist Paul Bloom, novelist and psychologist Keith Oatley, and Gottschall discussed everything from the neurological functions in the brain of a reader to storytelling’s role in cognitive development in children, from the differences in the art of storytelling itself to its sociological implications in our individual and communal lives, from the nature of its psychological depths to the value of its aesthetic heights. What is the effect of “constantly marinating ourselves in fiction” like we do? Why do children’s stories often center around some type of trouble, when we would expect them to want to avoid fearful or sad narratives? What’s the future of storytelling? Will video games evolve beyond action genres to include virtual engagement in a Henry James or Jane Austen story?

In closing, moderator Jay Allison brought me back around to evolution. As one of the creative forces behind the popular public radio program The Moth, he noted the remarkable appeal of the show’s utterly simple and primitive form — individuals telling true personal stories, without editing or sculpting or elaborate production.

What’s the power of storytelling in your life? What do you think is important to advancing this field of inquiry?

(Click on the panel title links above to replay the live stream of both these events.)

Photo at top (l-r): Jonathan Gottschall, Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Eugenides, Keith Oatley and Paul Bloom discuss the art and science of storytelling.

Usually such students tend to widen their knowledge and try to gain more expertise in different professions. Some do get phone calls IMs or emails while others don’t even get those. Learn More Here I completely understand that, McAllister said.

http://www.career-organizing.com/free-examples-of-interview-thank-you-letters/

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Introducing: Highlighted Posts

Every now and then, a post comes along that’s meant for big things. It could be pulling the wraps off your new project, promoting your next show, raising awareness for a cause, or just sharing a truly incredible photo. 

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Attempt to and leave it alone! What struck me immediately (even before moving out of the noise) was how easy it was to play the Taylor. I knew the strings were mediums (I play custom lights on my Ovation), and I had been out of practice, but it was still easy to play all my songs, even the technically difficult ones. Jumps from 1st to 5th position were just as easy as on my Ovation, and the narrower neck kept my hand from getting fatigued when playing hand-stretching chords. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door - Bob Dylan Perfect your songs in private then practice playing in front of sympathetic friends and family members. Create a practice environment that is as close to the conditions of your upcoming performance as possible. If you will perform standing up then use a guitar strap and practice that way. Tell your friendly practice audiences to feel free to talk and laugh it up during your practice. This will help you learn to become comfortable in a distracting concert environment. Consider recording your practice sessions with a simple home video camera on a tripod. Based on my own experience, here are MY tips for flying your prized guitar on an airplane in 2009 and beyond: Playing Classical Music For Baby In Womb A chord: Place your index finger on the third string from the top of the second fret, your index finger on the string immediately below that one on the same fret, and your ring finger on the string immediately beneath your index finger on the same fret.

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Today’s Tumblr Tuesday features blogs covering the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, and Paralympic Games in London! Above: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spots a rainbow in Tampa, site of the Republican National Convention.
Tumbling the Conventions Exclusive coverage of the sights, sounds, personalities, protests, politics, and parties in Tampa and Charlotte, brought to you by Tumblr.
The 12 A group blog from The Washington Post and student journalists in twelve battleground states, documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.
90 Days, 90 Reasons 90 celebrities explain why they’re supporting President Obama in the upcoming election. Curated by Dave Eggers and Jordan Kurland.
Words With Christie A behind-the-scenes look at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he prepares to deliver tonight’s keynote address at the Republican National Convention.
For more great Tumblrs about the election, check out our new Election Spotlight, which we’ll be updating frequently until voting day!
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U.S. Open: The Spin Official blog for the United States Open Tennis Championships, happening now.
Ceremonies Explorer: Paralympic Games Follow along with the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow.

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Today’s Tumblr Tuesday features blogs covering the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, and Paralympic Games in London! Above: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spots a rainbow in Tampa, site of the Republican National Convention.

Tumbling the Conventions
Exclusive coverage of the sights, sounds, personalities, protests, politics, and parties in Tampa and Charlotte, brought to you by Tumblr.

The 12
A group blog from The Washington Post and student journalists in twelve battleground states, documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.

90 Days, 90 Reasons
90 celebrities explain why they’re supporting President Obama in the upcoming election. Curated by Dave Eggers and Jordan Kurland.

Words With Christie
A behind-the-scenes look at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he prepares to deliver tonight’s keynote address at the Republican National Convention.

For more great Tumblrs about the election, check out our new Election Spotlight, which we’ll be updating frequently until voting day!

Also check out…

U.S. Open: The Spin
Official blog for the United States Open Tennis Championships, happening now.

Ceremonies Explorer: Paralympic Games
Follow along with the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow.

One area that is regularly neglected by people who use boats, cars, motorcycles, or indeed any manner of electronic equipment is the battery. Around my fortieth birthday, I noticed that I no longer had the vigor I once had. Panasonic ES8103S Pro-Curve WetDry Rechargeable Linear Pivot Action Shaving The secret to our success? People excel at shedding the extra human body heat that develops when working. Battery Charger For Sony After a period of about five seconds, after powertop collects information, it will display your most power hungry kernel settings and programs. Some companies offer an extensive range of products that include car batteries as well as batteries for digital cameras, mobile phones, and other gadgets. New companies are often still going through trial and error as they organize their company. The ground began to tremble.

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