We tell ourselves stories in order to live.
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How Stories Change the Brain

How Stories Change the Brain

Mar 3, 2014-- Why are we so tuned in to stories? They can move us to tears, change our attitudes, opinions and behaviors, inspire us--and even change our brains, often for the better. Dr. Paul Zak's research shows us that we're practically hardwired to listen to emotionally engaging stories in order to transmit values and information between individuals and communities. An effective story -- one that captures and holds our attention and transports us to the characters' world -- is the foundation for empathy, compassion, trust, and generosity. This article shares the fascinating science behind a good story and how we can simply listen to hone positivity. (35256 reads)

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