Listening to a story read to you reduces pain and stress in hospitalized kids – Read about it in this month’s issue of Scientific American Magazine.
In a recent study, it was found that children in the “storytelling group” had cortisol levels ONE FOURTH that of the non-storytelling group, and their oxytocin levels were TWICE as high as the other group! Cortisol is the hormone that causes stress and oxytocin is the chemical our body naturally produces to make us feel less pain and make us feel love and empathy and attachment to other humans!
Read all about it on page 25 of this month’s issue of Scientific American! Click on the magazine cover above to access.