For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
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As you set goals for the new year, take a moment to consider your larger life narrative.
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Research into "childhood amnesia" sheds light on how memories are formed and maintained.
Articles: The Science of the StoryBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.
A new study finds that watching high-quality television dramas can increase our ability to read other people's emotions.
Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.
Articles: How Stories Change the BrainBy Paul J. Zak | December 17, 2013
Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.
Articles: The Storytelling AnimalBy Jill Suttie | June 13, 2012
A new book explores how stories make us human.
Research Digest Items/Studies: A Good Story Can Be Good for Your Health
Articles: What Movies Make You Happy?By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2009
Jeremy Adam Smith shares the 10 films that inspire and elevate him. What are yours?
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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