interesting story out of NY
Researchers have discovered that when two people are listening to the same story -- whether it be the reading of a book or watching a Netflix series -- their hearts beat to the same rhythm.
The discovery comes from a September paper in Cell Report called 'Conscious processing of narrative stimuli synchronizes heart rate between individuals.'
It claims that even if you're not in the same room with someone, if you're hearing the same story at the same time as another person, your hearts beat in sync.
They can be listening to stories all alone at home, and their heart rate fluctuations will align with the story, and thus correlate with other listeners. It's not the interaction between people but the story itself that does the trick.'
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This is fascinating. Thank you for taking the time to share it.
Sometimes I think the only things that really exist are God and stories. Everything else is merely transitory.