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The Way We Live Our Lives in Stories | Edge.org

The Way We Live Our Lives in Stories | Edge.org | Gestão do Conhecimento | Scoop.it

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FastTFriend's curator insight, August 5, 2014 5:01 AM

We live in stories all day long—fiction stories, novels, TV shows, films, interactive video games. We daydream in stories all day long. Estimates suggest we just do this for hours and hours per day—making up these little fantasies in our heads, these little fictions in our heads. We go to sleep at night to rest; the body rests, but not the brain. The brain stays up at night. What is it doing? It's telling itself stories for about two hours per night. It's eight or ten years out of our lifetime composing these little vivid stories in the theaters of our minds.


/// Why are stories so trouble-focused? You have quite a bit of convergence among scholars and scientists who are looking at this from an evolutionary point of view, and what they're saying is that stories may function as kind of virtual reality simulators, where you go and you simulate the big problems of human life, and you enjoy it, but you're having a mental training session at the same time. There's some kind of interesting evidence for this, that these simulations might help people perform better on certain tasks.

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PROG ROCK MUSIC TALK-Prog/Art Rock Review: Anathema-Distant Satellites

PROG ROCK MUSIC TALK-Prog/Art Rock Review: Anathema-Distant Satellites | Gestão do Conhecimento | Scoop.it

Anathema followers will be eager to add Distant Satellites to their collections, but I am not convinced that this album will attract newer listeners to the band.

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