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Published on Apr 10, 2012
Humans live in landscapes of make-believe: we spin fantasies, we devour novels, films, and plays and even our sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why?
Here, a provocative young scholar shows how storytelling has made our species successful and how it continues to shape us in startling ways.