Scientists have produced the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such sub-processes as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters. They based their results on brain scan of people reading a Harry Potter book.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Brain research is fascinating to me - even the whole idea that we can puzzle out what is happening in our mysterious head mass
The International Storytelling Center is dedicated to inspiring and empowering people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change.
Storytelling provides health benefits, known as Narrative Medicine. Through a Cherokee healer, doctors have found a better way of treating patients and pointing them toward recovery. The story, not just medical history, but a spiritual and personal journey.
People are inherently drawn to stories and can become heavily invested in the story as the story progresses. This concept can be applied to your crowdfunding campaigns. Instead of thinking “pitch your audience”, try to tell the story behind the campaign. To better engage your audience, we suggest you tell the story based on 1 or more of Aristotle’s principles.
The results of a survey of more than 1100 people discovers how they'd like to participate in storytelling, what they'd be willing to contribute and what they'd hope to receive in return Click here to view the infographic
I blog often – and the world is in enthusiastic agreement – about the need to tell stories to get attention and be remembered. And I often talk about the five fundamental stories: the Quest that Hollywood knows so well, and the four others that are just as fundamental to [...]
A research project is showing how patient experiences can be used to improve healthcare -- not through targets and surveys, but by getting doctors, nurses and patients talking together about care on the ward. Videos of patients talking about care they received at various hospitals are used to trigger a discussion between staff, managers, patients and family members about the ward where they are. Ideas for change are prioritized and staff and patients work together as partners to introduce them.