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Telling stories: why your elderly relatives are the best storytellers

Storytelling

Storytelling is a complex cognitive task on our mind, requiring an application of our short-term, working, and long-term memory.

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Telling stories: why your elderly relatives are the best storytellers

Telling stories: why your elderly relatives are the best storytellers

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Storytelling

Storytelling is a complex cognitive task on our mind, requiring an application of our short-term, working, and long-term memory.

Remembering Complex Stories

Earlier writings of folktales and complex stories required the story writers to use some crafting of words and sentences, using repetition and rhyme to aid recall.

Effective Storytelling

Elders and the aged people are able to tell stories in a more engrossing, entertaining way.

This may be due to a difference in the emotional quotient or the ability to capture and narrate human emotions and feelings, as opposed to mere facts and figures of a story.

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