Narratives — specifically, the classic dramatic arc as outlined by German playwright Gustav Freytag — can evoke powerful responses, leading the brain to release the neurochemicals cortisol and oxytocin.
Paul Zak: Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc
This morning’s train reads were prepared with a heavy heart, but no worries, we still have you covered: • The Nasdaq is doing the most bullish thing a market can do (MarketWatch) but see As FTSE Hits a 15 year Record, Beneath the Surface . . . (Moneybeat) • Climbing the Great Wall of Worry in China (Market Anthropology) • The…Read More
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Today was a day I knew was inevitable, but dreaded nonetheless. For today we said farewell to Maximus, our delightful, intelligent, charming rescue dog. Max was going on 16, which for a large dog (~75 pounds) makes him a very old man – about 100 in dog years. A German Shepherd/Bearded Collie mix, he was a…Read More