The brain releases dopamine when it experiences an emotionally charged event like a good story, making it easier to remember and with greater accuracy.
The story activates parts in the brain that allows the listener to turn the story into their own experiences through a process called neural coupling.
Listeners experience similar brain activity to each other and also to the story teller.
Two area of the brain are activated when processing facts – the Broca and Wernicke areas. Other areas can be engaged including the motor cortex, the frontal cortex and the sensory cortex.