Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling Harvard Business Review (Cambridge, MA), October 28, 2014 Summary: Paul J. Zak said, “A decade ago, my lab discovered that a neurochemical called oxytocin is a key ‘it’s safe to approach others’ signal in the brain. Oxytocin is produced when we are trusted or shown a kindness, and it…

Art Talk with Kiran Singh Sirah of the International Storytelling Center

National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Blog (Washington, DC), September 30, 2014 Summary: “When we bring people together to share stories, we create community. And that’s what happens at festivals, and that’s what I’m really interested in. It’s not the idea that when you come to a festival you listen to culture or that…

Oral Fixation project brings stories by immigrants to stage at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), June 17, 2014   Summary: Eight people will be performing at the special Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) Late Night edition of the storytelling series “Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales).” The show is sold out, but Stewart expects some seats to become available that evening. Videos of…