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Storytelling, Empathy, and Generosity: Latest Brain Research

Storytelling, Empathy, and Generosity: Latest Brain Research | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Science proves the obvious: If you can put yourself in someone else's shoes, you're more likely to want to help them.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 5, 12:50 PM

Here's a fascinating article exploring the link between empathy and generosity.

 

Now we've know for awhile that storytelling builds empathy between people, and that building storytelling skills means you are building your empathy muscles.

 

What we haven't yet linked through hard neorscience research was the effect of empathy on generosity to others. Now we have that research and the results.

 

Turns out the link is significant. This article shares the research and findings. Frankly, I'm glad I wasn't a test subject (you'll know why when you read the article).

 

As the researchers state, we now know what areas in the brain are involved in empathy and generosity -- and what happens in the brain when people are stingy. 

 

Read the article to find out more. Story on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!