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This Is Your Brain on Metaphors. The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.

This Is Your Brain on Metaphors

Despite rumors to the contrary, there are many ways in which the human brain isn’t all that fancy. Let’s compare it to the nervous system of a fruit fly. Both are made up of cells, of course, with neurons playing particularly important roles. Now one might expect that a neuron from a human will differ dramatically from one from a fly. Maybe the human’s will have especially ornate ways of communicating with other neurons, making use of unique “neurotransmitter” messengers. We study hard to get admitted to a top college to get a good job to get into the nursing home of our choice. But no. Erin Schell Neuroscientists understand the structural bases of some of these qualities. There’s another domain of unique human skills, and neuroscientists are learning a bit about how the brain pulls it off. Consider the following from J. Anxiety is secretive. Or: What is Gendler going on about?

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It's very easy to do and each donation is greatly appreciated. Donations will simply be added to your phone payments Text POEM3 to 70300 to donate £3. Text POEM5 to 70300 to donate £5. Text POEM2 to 70500 to donate £2 every month. T. S. Eliot. Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets.

T. S. Eliot

"[1] Born in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39. Life[edit] Early life and education[edit] Eliot was born into the Eliot family, a middle class family originally from New England. Several factors are responsible for Eliot's infatuation with literature during his childhood. Following graduation, Eliot attended Milton Academy in Massachusetts for a preparatory year, where he met Scofield Thayer, who would later publish The Waste Land. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs. The Poetry Foundation : Find Poems and Poets. Discover Poetry. Hampton Roads Writers. Hampton Roads Writers. Eric M.

Hampton Roads Writers

R. Webb spent four years in the United States Marine Corps, and about half of his poetry addresses that time spent on active duty, while the other half addresses a wide variety of subjects, from the love of live jazz to the frazzled leaf that rolled by him on a sidewalk one fall. Eric is currently a full-time student at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English with an expected graduation of May, 2010. After which he will take the next step in the lifelong pursuit of poverty by seeking a Master’s of Fine Arts. He currently maintains a blog covering his writing and current attempts to break into the rarified world of published poets and continued poverty. Eric is Co-Editor of The Outlet, VWC’s student literary magazine, for 2008-09 and 2009-10, and is striving to create a continuing legacy of excellence for the publication at the school.

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