Quote of the Day | 0204

The deeper we dig, the more it appears that the brain uses narrative in the same way it uses fundamental tools like vision and hearing: to construct our perception of the world.

From this perspective, narrative no longer looks like an ancillary human intellectualizing tool, used primarily to help organize and communicate stories and events between humans. Instead, narrative looks like one of our brain’s core consciousness and universe-building tools. It’s something that we were using to assemble our understanding of existence long before we were using it to assemble the plots of our novels.

R. Salvador Reyes, ‘Story Theory: Confessions of a Literary Darwinist’

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