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.*
Published on Oct 18, 2013
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