October 31, 2016

Natalie Underberg-Goode is one of eleven scholars invited to the Science of Storytelling Summit

Organized by the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, the event was held October 27-28. Inspired by the work of cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner, the summit brought together a group of interdisciplinary scholars from the United States, Canada, and England to consider questions such as what makes stories effective and why they affect us.

The summit is intended to foster new ideas, insights, and interdisciplinary research collaborations among storytelling researchers from diverse fields.

The sessions included discussions facilitated by journalists from NPR and Fusion and “synthesizers” from UF’s Journalism and Communications program who shared insights from each session with the larger group.