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Each week on Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain.

Why Do We Tell Stories?

Why isn't information enough? Facts. Dates. Names. Why do we as humans need more in order to understand our world?

As it turns out, these bits and pieces are just that — bits and pieces. We need stories in order to make sense of things. Stories for the connective tissue between the nuggets of information we collect everyday. It's much easier for us to understand and remember things when we have a story.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markmanand Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we tell stories to better understand our world, and they explain why sometimes that can be a problem.

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning show creator, host, and executive producer for KUT, KUTX, and KUT.ORG.
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