When we read a story, literary folk say that we "identify" with robbers, killers, thieves, and all kinds of vicious types. Why? What is it about stories that induces us to share criminal impulses? Read More
Culture—that's literature, movies, art, music, but sometimes more, politics, laws, cities, government. And between you and culture is your brain, your dopamine system, your prefrontal cortex, your limbic system, maybe even your cerebellum. And that's what "This is your Brain on Culture is about," how your brain creates and responds to and likes and doesn't like "culture" in the broadest sense of the word.