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San Francisco: Neuroscience & Storytelling

  • Laughing Monk Brewery 1439 Egbert Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94124 United States (map)

Why do we love stories? Matthew Luhn and Sarah Hillenbrand, experts in storytelling and neuroscience, will explain why and how our brains respond to stories at The Laughing Monk Brewery.

Drinks available for purchase. (Food will not be available.)

21+ event.

Take advantage of the early bird discount and purchase your ticket now. Ticket at the door will be 10$

Stories Your Brain Tells

Sarah Hillenbrand

Lecturer in the Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University

Your life story: How would you tell it?  Every second of every day our brains are putting together information from the moments of our lives to form a coherent narrative.  But what happens when your brain needs to fill in the gaps?   We'll look at how the brain creates meaning from raw data, and how stories help.

The Science of Story

Matthew Luhn

Writer, Story Consultant and Keynote Speaker, Original Story Creators at Pixar

Have you ever wondered why storytelling is the # 1 skill to connect, motivate, lead, and entertain people in today's world? It all comes down to science! Join Matthew Luhn, 20 year Pixar story veteran, as he shares the science behind why we cry and laugh when we watch, read, and experience great stories.