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On Holding Attention
with Jack Wang
What kinds of narrative strategies earn attention in fiction?
According to Will Storr in The Science of Storytelling, all writers face the challenge of “grabbing and keeping the attention of other people’s brains.” What can evolutionary psychology and neuroscience tell us about the kinds of stories that engage us most? Through evolutionary scholarship and literary examples, this lecture will explore the art of captivating readers through fiction.
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