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Storytelling: Possibly a Key Part of Human Brain Development

“In Melissa Bowersock’s article, Conflict: The Heart of Storytelling, she wrote, ‘Storytelling is as old as human DNA. As old as language. As old as Joe Neanderthal sitting around the fire at the mouth of his cave, telling the group what happened that day. ‘Me went hunting, threw rock at rabbit, killed it, brought it back. Good day. Ug.'”

Source: Storytelling: Possibly a Key Part of Human Brain Development ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Whether it’s yarns told around the old pickle barrel or status updates on Facebook, we’re always telling stories. Writers are asking “what if” and everyone else is saying, “guess what.”

Interesting post from Indies Unlimited about storytelling and the human way of communicating.

–Malcolm

Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of “Emily’s Stories” and “Conjure Woman’s Cat.”

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2 thoughts on “Storytelling: Possibly a Key Part of Human Brain Development

  1. I can still remember a lot of the stories I head when I was a kid, sitting around the kitchen table listening to my Dad and uncles.

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