The purpose of this project is to enhance my understanding of the role of narratives both in conveying information about my discipline and in enhancing my teaching of non-science majors. I have just been named the editor of a feature in the Monitor on Psychology, a publication that goes out to all members of the American Psychological Association. The Monitor is a magazine, not a journal and my feature, called 'Time Capsule' is designed to feature people, apparatus, or events from psychology's past likely to be of interest to the diverse membership. This is a very different type of writing than anything I have done before since it is less academic and more popular narrative in tone. I propose to spend two weeks with Dr. David Ebenbach, visiting assistant professor of English and writer in residence at Earlham learning to write in a less academic more narrative style, which will help me with my new editorial position. In addition, I want to explore the nature of narratives more generally with Dr. Ebenbach by reading a number of different types: case studies, memoirs, novels, plays, to help me gain an understanding of how they differ in structure, goals, and techniques. My improved understanding should make it possible for me to begin using narratives in teaching. I plan to create an interdisciplinary course, 'Narratives in Neuroscience,' for non science majors as an additional outcome of this project.