Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Invoking narrative transmission in oral societies

Ileana Benga a1
a1 The Folklore Archive Institute in Cluj-Napoca, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca 400015, Romania.

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The ethnographic description of story-telling and narrative transmission of cultural facts is an aspect of Locke & Bogin's (L&B's) article that should be amplified. Innate shared gene patrimony is biased by the kinship structure of particular societies and interacts with the transmission of narratives. Trance experiences are another interesting aspect of verbal and agonistic “performances.”