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Paper: Our Brains Wired for Storytellingldots
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 87
Authors: Lee, A.; Scalice, D.; Kraal, E.
Abstract: Humans have relied on storytelling as a primary means of communication since our infancy as a species over 30,000 years ago. Native cultures have practiced oral tradition for at least 10,000 years. Medical research has shown that our brains are wired to learn and remember better by stories. With the two-fold goal of (1) attracting and retaining more people, especially underrepresented groups, and (2) improving science communication, three groups have used different approaches and strategies all woven together by the use of the narrative-science storytelling as a powerful tool for communication.
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