Archive for ‘Langusge’

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

Source: Progressive Picks

December 4, 2016

keepers of earth. – Medium

(introduction)

Source: keepers of earth. – Medium

November 18, 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

A bunch of interesting facts about reading in one handy infographic

Source: INFOGRAPHIC: How the World Reads

November 3, 2016

Folksplaining

This post contains a reference to creepy clowns, but don’t worry, folklorists are here to help.

Source: Folksplaining

October 24, 2016

How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

It might come down to the same network theory that rules computer science and economics.

Source: How Network Neuroscience Is Creating a New Era of Mind Control

October 24, 2016

Cognitive scientist celebrates profanity, argues swearing a primal skill – Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

Comedian George Carlin’s famous “seven dirty words” may be over 40-years-old but the taboo around swearing continues to persist, especially around children. But some studies suggest swearing can’t hurt, so stop feeling guilty.

Source: Cognitive scientist celebrates profanity, argues swearing a primal skill – Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

September 17, 2016

Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Graciela Chichilnisky

Accepting climate change alone will not reverse its effects; we also have to adopt less perverse economic values.

Source: Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Graciela Chichilnisky

September 17, 2016

How LSD Affects Language | Alternet

Acid expands the mind’s “semantic networks,” and that has interesting implications for both creativity and psychedelic therapy.

Source: How LSD Affects Language | Alternet