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Your Brain Knows The Difference Between Metaphors and Similes, Even if You Don’t

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

Much to the chagrin of my high school English teacher, my classmates and I always got our metaphors and similes mixed up. But take heart, Mrs. Potter! It turns out that our brains did understand that there are differences between the two: Midori Shibata and colleagues at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, asked 24 men [...]
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English Teacher Under Investigation For Writing a Fiction Featuring School Shootings

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (18 hours ago)

A school district in Maryland has placed an 8th grade English teacher on administrative leave after finding out that the teacher had written two works of fiction which dealt with the subject of school shootings. Patrick McLaw, publi... Read Post

Relativity = relativism

Academics : Pharyngula (4 years ago)

That darn English language that makes words with different meanings sometimes sound similar — it always ends up confusing Christian conservatives of very little brain, whose depth of understanding can only be measured in micrometers... Read Post

Scientists Map What Your Brain Looks Like on English

Health : Healthland (7 months ago)

Ever wonder how your brain distinguishes all the sounds in a language? How does it know “b” is different from “z”? Researchers may now be closer to understanding how the brain processes sounds, or at least those made in English. Tak... Read Post


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