An hypothised capacity of the brain to construct more or less coherent histories about our successive experiences with the outside world (J. GRAY, 2002, p. 48)
This would be a typical autopoietic process and a general aid for understanding and subsequently coherent action.
This narratives upbuilding would seem to start very early in the brain of the baby and be a condition for further mental and psychic development.
It is very probably connected with the concept of "internal language"as developed by some psychologists.
And of course, no narratives could be expressed without a language. This introduces cultural constraints into the ways the narratives are constructed and evolve from childhood to maturity, as a holistic integrating process (L. VYGOTSKY; J. PIAGET)
According to M. GAZZANIGA it is the left hemisphere of the brain that "makes sense" for us. It must thus be the origin of the narratives (J. GRAY, p. 49)
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