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  1. Dec 2022
    1. Storytelling allows us to make sense of the world. Research from a multitude of fields suggests that story structures match human neural maps. What do a mother breastfeeding, a hug from a friend, and a story all have in common? They all release oxytocin, also known as the love drug. And it’s powerful: In a study by neuroscientist Paul Zak, participants who were given synthetic oxytocin donated 57 percent more to charity than participants given a placebo. Similarly, hearing information in narrative form results in a higher likelihood of pro-social behavior.

      !- power of : storytelling - Story structure matches human neural maps - storytelling releases oxytocin, the love drug - neuroscientist Paul Zak demonstrated synthetic oxytocin caused people to donate 57% more to charity than a placebo

  2. Mar 2022
    1. I also recall how thrilling it felt at first to see “you’ve got mail” notifications pop up on my computer screen—mail more than once a day!—and how I learned to interrupt my writing work to see who awaited in my mail queue

      Erinnert mich daran, wie ich mich stets über das "AO" von ICQ gefreut habe damals.



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  5. Jul 2017
    1. smooching on the first date could be improving the mental health of Aussie singles

      kissing improving mental health or simply producing more serotonin and oxytocin, both which have been linked to feelings of euphoria