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Great literature develops the brain and mind

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9797617/Shakespeare-and-Wordsworth-boost-the-brain-new-research-reveals.html   “The research also found that reading poetry, in particular, increases activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, an area concerned with “autobiographical memory”, helping the reader to reflect on and reappraise their own experiences in light of … Continue reading

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What is disrationalia?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rational-and-irrational-thought-the-thinking-that-iq-tests-miss/   Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss Why smart people sometimes do dumb things By Keith E. Stanovich on January 1, 2015 Credit: ISTOCKPHOTO IN BRIEF Who are You Calling “Smart”? Traditional IQ tests miss some of … Continue reading

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He has no self at all, if all’s his wish.

No mirror for reflection in his mind He says whatever suits  that moment’s wish Thus he is to truth  disabled,  blind Pride and power  make human beings  unkind. But  reflecting   can  point to what’s amiss. There’s no mirror for … Continue reading

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Learning from our interactions with others

  I have a friend who is still an active mathematician.I don’t whether he did it on purpose but he replied to  some  emails That figures I reckon so. Then I realised these are words  originally relating to arithmetical calculations … Continue reading

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It is myself to whom I speak in sonnet form

Trapped in  cultivated  ways ,we may  forget That usefulness can also be a trap. Am I the one who never makes a bet? Am I  the one who always has the map?   We are no automata, we are flesh. And … Continue reading

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What is acrimony?

  Show less Feedback Acrimony | Define Acrimony at Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/acrimony noun. 1. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony. acrimony – definition of acrimony in English | Oxford Dictionaries https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/acrimonyContinue reading

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Poetry for beginners

A word here about liking a poem. This should of course be our primary objective and motive. But to like is a function of the critical intelligence, as this passage by W. H. Auden makes clear: As readers, we remain in … Continue reading

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Is it apt to search for Love without

  Is it apt to search for Love  without When we need to connect with our own   soul For surely we will need to study doubt Before we can become more real,more whole   The   conflict  which  disturbs  is filled with … Continue reading

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Reasons to read poems

http://mamiverse.com/9-reasons-to-read-poems-75546/   “2. Poetry can change how you see the world A great poem, like a great novel or even a great movie, can expose you to parts of the world that you didn’t know existed and that you haven’t … Continue reading

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