Angus Fletcher: The Brain and Narratives, The Limits of AI

Angus Fletcher has dual degrees in neuroscience (BS, University of Michigan) and literature (PhD, Yale). He is a professor of story science at Ohio State’s Project Narrative, the world’s leading academic think-tank for the study of stories. His research employs a mix of laboratory experiment, literary history, and rhetorical theory to explore the psychological effects—cognitive, behavioral, therapeutic—of different narrative technologies.

His most recent book, Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature (Simon & Schuster, 2021), details the mental health and well-being benefits of over two dozen literary breakthroughs from ancient Sumer to the present day.

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