Mathematical Biology Seminar|
Psychology, University of Utah
Wednesday Oct 4, 2006
3:05pm in LCB 215
"When the facts just don't add up:
The fractal nature of conversational stories"
This research aims to depict stories as a dynamic interplay of facts
interpretations in time weaving what Bruner described as the landscape
action and consciousness. Using a dynamic systems approach, a series
conversational stories are examined in terms of their fractal nature.
hypothesized that stories are fractal because over time, factual and
interpretive information constrains how the story may continue,
listener, and the situation all contributing to these constraints.