THE SCIENCE BEHIND STORIES
Stories help us feel a greater sense of connection to one another. They can increase our empathy and often help reinforce our highest ideals such as compassion and kindness.
When we connect, our brain release “oxytocin” often known as “bonding” or “love” hormone
and our mirror neurons gets activated which leads us to feels the same emotions as author while reading others stories
Stories are the perfect concoction to please both side of the brain ( left and the right side) The cohesive structure that holds the story together stimulates the right brain. As a result, more of our brain is at work and the increased neural activity helps us make more connections between the information presented and our existing knowledge. Stories thus make it easier for us to integrate new information into our experience.
We encourage all of you from different cultures and backgrounds to share your stories on different topics from fear, bravery, bulling, habits, racism, sexism, competitions, academic stress to COVID-19 stress and many more through any channel and language, small informal talks, write ups or structured presentations for good Mental Health!