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Frank Rose speaks on narrative thinking, and the power and science of story. 

 

 

Narrative thinking means being aware of the sea we swim in.

It means understanding that stories comprise a distinct mode of thought, one that’s as valid and as important to understand as logic and reasoning — and that’s far more natural to us. A mode of thought that today, after being ignored for decades by scientists trying to grasp the workings of the mind, is finally coming to light. That plays such a central role in human experience that anyone who wants to sell something, communicate ideas, motivate people, or change their minds needs to understand it.
In his talks, Frank delves into the science of story — the work by pioneering neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists over the past 20 years — to explain why this is the most powerful form of communication we know. He shows us how stories work, why they stick in memory, why they make us care. He shows us how we can deploy them effectively, and — just as importantly — how we can arm ourselves against them.

“Frank Rose’s keynote presentation provided the context for what storytelling has been and will become. It was a great demonstration of the impact of digital media in our society and set the stage for a robust discussion on building the industry in Kansas City.”

—Maria Meyers, Kansas City Digital Storytelling Forum

“Frank Rose’s talk was spot on. It was fascinating, exciting and amusing. It sparked quite some debate during the following days of the festival and people still talk about it, so it was memorable, too.”

—Mark Atkin, Crossover Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest

“Frank Rose was the perfect key­note. . . . His expertise, in­sight and thought­ful provo­cation really engaged the audi­ence and brought brilliant con­text to the dis­cus­sions of the day.”

—Anna Higgs, Film4 Innovation Forum (London)
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