Storytelling affects human biology, beliefs and behavior, say DARPA researchers

Read any good books lately? How about a compelling TV drama or movie? We all like a good story, and good stories can affect us in significant ways.As a result, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been researching how storytelling affects you, me and other people around the world.Throughout human history we have been telling and listening to stories. Ancient humans sat around the nighttime campfire and shared tales with the clan and tribe. Oral histories were passed on to the next generations, often in story form. And, of course, human societies and cultures used the written word to tell their stories.Based on this,

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3 thoughts on “Storytelling affects human biology, beliefs and behavior, say DARPA researchers

  1. I am practicing storytelling skill. It needs creativity for plotting the story and how to deliver it powerfully. Human has enjoyed storytelling for decade anytime and anywhere.

    Thank you so much for reminding me how important it is.
    Jade the Mystic

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  2. What pie doesn’t the gov have their fingers in? Story telling is the news feed we’re being fed, if you’re biting. And how much is the annual budget for DARPA? Here’s the thing: I love that we humans can explore new frontiers and we can share a story between clan members, but there is so much more to explore productively than the ways in which we can be manipulated further by “story telling” which in this case is blatant propaganda. I’m all for mindset shifts, and conscious creation, and I am not for the feds to be seeking new ways to “handle” people based on the stories they feed. It’s already happening, so why invest any more dollars? We’ve been listening to those stories for generations. And most of them don’t even make for bad fiction….

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    1. Thank you Jan for your comments. I am interested in the ‘stories’ we are fed as children by well-intentioned people such as our parents etc. but how these stories influence us and become our ‘core beliefs’, which can be life enhancing or life restricting because they no longer serve our highest good. I agree with your statement: “I am not for the feds to be seeking new ways to “handle” people based on the stories they feed”. And likewise, I believe in ‘consciousness expanding and positively enhancing our mind-set’. I dont believe in using ‘stories’ to manipulste others with. Blessings to you.

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