Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:48 pm
by TopCat
Pulsar wrote:

I was absolutely astounded by this video. I hadn't appreciated before how stories have such an impact psychologically.

Now I can even feel the effect in action - I was reading an article the other day, and it started 'Let me tell you a story'.

I could actually feel that warm feeling of expectation, the one you get when you're about to settle down to watch a movie or read a book - or indeed listen to a story. It's a familiar feeling, of course, but I'd never identified it as a potential for imminent hoodwinking.

It explains so much. Thanks for posting that, it was a revelation.