The human instinct to tell stories is strong. So strong, in fact, that sometimes people see stories when they’re not there.
TRBQ Podcast #10 — Stories are dangerous
Storytelling is an integral part of human culture. It teaches, enlightens and connects.
But according to author and playwright Anne Bogart, it can also be dangerous.
Heider-Simmel: Is there a story?
Back in the 1940s, psychologists Fritz Heider and Marianne Simmel made a simple animated film. Heider and Simmel used it in an experiment: They asked people to watch the film and describe what they saw happening.
Try it out yourself.