Stories improve memory: What are your stories?
“Humans have evolved a tremendous capacity to appreciate and process stories. For most of human history, stories were the main method by which information was transferred.
Our brains evolved in an environment where stories were treasured, and the attention to stories was often the difference between life and death.
Despite big changes in society and technology, we still have the same neurological capacities as our ancestors, and still have a profound innate appreciation for stories. Our memory is enhanced whenever we can encode our memories as stories”
– Robert Friedland in his book “Unaging: The four factors that impact how you age”