How Stories Change the Brain


Why are we so attracted to stories? My lab has spent the last several years seeking to understand why stories can move us to tears, change our attitudes, opinions and behaviors, and even inspire us—and how stories change our brains, often for the better.


Inside London’s first cat cafe.

[Images: Reuters]

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Not gonna happen.


Not gonna happen.

(via grungeisdeadbitches)

I am not your missing piece.
I am nobody’s piece.
I am my own piece.
From Shel Silverstein’s “The Missing Piece” (via psychologyoflife)

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You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that?

And I said,
Where do I put it down?

Anne Carson, The Glass Essay  (via stillruthless)

(Source: awritersruminations, via peens-and-rice)


my year in moleskines, an autobiography

by day, by night