How many times have you heard people deride counselling based interventions as just "talk." Interesting advances in brain imaging has begun to reveal how communication is more than words. In a recent study of strangers in conversation revealed that communication does not only alter brain patterns in those in conversation, but actually harmonizes them. They fall into synchronicity with each other. This understanding of language has huge implications for revealing some of the deeper mechanisms of talking cures, which even today, are not truly understood. For example, research finds little differences in outcomes between different types of therapy, indicating a common mechanism operates beneath all talking cures. To read the study click here.
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