Episode 11 - Urban Legends cognition cognitive cognitive communications comfort zone folk lore myths scary stories urban legends May 04, 2021

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In podcast episode 11, "Urban Legends," Kirk and Jeff discuss several urban legends: such as Bloody Mary and analyze why these stories have been passed down from generations. It's because, from a cognitive standpoint, stories become memorable. We generate fear from...

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Episode 4 - Are stories "powerful"? Or a trick of the brain? cautionary tale folk lore old wives tale star trek stories storytelling Mar 24, 2021

Stories are the single oldest way of conveying information. We retell, relate, and exaggerate experiences to get certain outcomes. Maybe we want to entertain, maybe we want to inform, maybe we want to influence. But they are all just stories.

 

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