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So I researched what makes people connect, Essentially, it comes down to neural mirroring. Mirror neurons make us feel compassion.

& found we can experience this effect from stories Because of mirror neurons, when we are absorbed

*From The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall

in a story we have an emotional & physical reaction similar to experiencing the situation,

effectively educating us & enhancing our ability to empathize.*

Julia Zorzanello Byron PORTFOLIO  

I am an industrial & interaction designer with a holistic, empathic approach to addressing real world problems through user-focused research...