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Embodied Semantics (Your Brain on Novels)

Connecting the novel The Red and the Black with brain research and empathy. What happens when we read a novel?  In one of my favorite novels, The Red and the Black, written by Stendhal and set in the 1800’s, the … Continue reading

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When You Look at Me Who Do You See?

Connecting the movie A History of Violence and the Verdi opera Aida When I pass you in the corridors in the office or stand silently beside you in the elevator and you look at me, who do you see? The … Continue reading

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