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The neuroscience research of Dr Fiona Kerr and others says that from birth we are hard wired to connect, to synchronise mentally, physically and emotionally, when in range of another human being. Dr Fiona Kerr is the Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist at the University of Adelaide.
When we lock eyes, we connect with each other’s brains, motivating us to approach one another–preparing for social interaction. The brain releases chemicals that promote feelings of connection between us, lowering stress response, and boosting healing and growth. When we engage, mirror and spindle neurons fire, and oxytocin and dopamine flow pre-empting the beginnings of empathy and trust.
A group can synchronise, with a positive contagion effect when in a trusting and positive environment, leading to building shared neural networks of possibility. As a result, in a group of connected people we can change how we see an issue, alter our priorities, and create a capacity to collaborate more quickly around shared values.
The best way to build rapport is with face-to-face communication, but in these times we are left with looking at a screen.
Are you finding you are getting the what is needed to build trust, or are new connections waiting on the day we’ll be able to go back to face-to-face?
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