The Power of Narrative

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The power others’ stories have over you has been researched at Emory University.  

“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140103204428.htm#.Usl6ATDIZ1M.blogger

 

 

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The Power of Narrative

The Power of Narrative

This helps to explain the power that others’ stories might have on you.

 

“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”