Communication – How our brains work

Memories, storytelling and our overall ability to communicate has developed as we have evolved.

 

Scientifically do all our brains work in the same way? This TedTalks by Uri Hasson, a neuroscientist, explains exactly how our brains can focus; changing sound to words, words to sentences and then apply a deeper meaning to them.

 

As we have developed – it has been seen that mechanically, the brain of a storyteller and that of the person listening to them react and work in the same way. Through communication the listener can absorb and imagine the situation they are told, as if they have experienced it themselves – digesting the information and reacting accordingly.

 

Different life experiences may alter the meaning of certain things to individuals. Whether it is a personal experience or general news our reactions and perspectives change. With the huge varieties of media in the modern day, it is unsurprising we have different perspectives born from what we hear and read.

 

One of the most interesting parts, which really is natural human instinct, is our nature to rely on others to learn and communicate. Our ‘coupled humans’ (be this a parent, siblings or partner) are a huge part of our learning in communication. The overall key message taken away was to always express your opinions and ideas. We are all still learning and are much better as a collective than simply a some of our parts.