Tuesday, October 24, 2017

From Words to Worlds

Neurophysiology and neuropsychology of reading? Psychonarratology? What are these things?
These are some new developments in the humanities that borrow techniques and insights from the experimental sciences to tackle age-old questions: why and how do stories hold our attention? What happens between a story and its reader (or viewer)?  On November 12 I will be teaching a  One-Day Clarion West workshop about it because as an author and a scientist, I find some of this research incredibly exciting, and I believe writers can use it to hone their craft.

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