Tell Me a Story by Stephanie Whetstone


Tell Me a Story by Stephanie Whetstone Spend time with any toddler, and you will inevitably be asked for a story: to tell one or to read one, then another and another. You may even be asked to tell the same story over and over! Little humans crave stories, perhaps because stories teach us how to be human and how to interact with other humans (or, in the case of science fiction, how to relate to creatures from another planet). Scientists such as Paul Zak have recently shown that stories teach our brains to favor empathy. Perhaps that is why we [...]