Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Story Tellers

Human beings rely on story telling to form memories. Any memory that doesn't fit into a story is harder to remember compared to memories that are part of stories. Repetition of stories improves memories of those stories. Older people who generally have very weak memories have very good memories of past events for which they have developed good stories.

"Love is A Story: A New Theory of Relationships"
The book link mentioned above describes how relationships are improved and nurtured by story telling.

"Knowledge and Memory: The Real Story"
knowledge and memory
This books describes the scientific study of story telling.

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