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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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