We are captivated by watching people perform and listening to them talk.
Undoubtedly there are biological, neurological, and psychological explanations for this activity we exhibit with other people. I am interested in getting a more direct experiential access to the phenomenon. Our theorizing and explanations cover up important aspects that if acknowledged, would make a difference in our effectiveness in communication and more generally being with one another.
The enthrallment that happens to us when we listen to others talk. We are captivated by it; entranced by it. A combination of how language works and the enthrallment of being with others as they act, as they perform before us.