The Story of Stories

If you’re interested in finding out why, as a species, we’re so hardwired for stories I can highly recommend this 3 part series, by the podcast Hidden Brain.

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Episode 1 of the storytelling series is out now and well worth a listen - this episode focuses on how stories act as explanatory systems and the tendency to fill in our own gaps of cognition.