Items Tagged With science

This Is Your Brain on Fear: Trauma and Storytelling

by J. T. Bushnell

The Literary Life

Posted 4.13.16

J. T. Bushnell

How do we record traumatic events when our survival often depends on us not thinking at all? Fiction writer and essayist J. T. Bushnell explores this question through the lens of a house fire, combining ideas of memory, storytelling, and neuroscience to investigate the intersections of truth, trauma, and narrative.

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The Written Image: Visualization of Narrative Structure

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

In their analysis of three classic texts, two UC Berkeley Neuroscience PhD candidates created an interactive visualization of the emotional relationships between each book’s cast of characters.

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German Authors Join Amazon Protest, the Neuroscience of Distraction, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.18.14

Audrey Niffenegger slams Amazon; Louise Erdrich wins Dayton distinguished achievement award; the science of typos; and other news.

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Philip Roth’s Last Public Talk, A Poem That Eliminates Pollution, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.15.14

Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; and other news.

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