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