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Content Spotlight

The History of Anatomical Language

March 7, 2022

Anatomical terminology was created centuries ago, and it actually took centuries for experts to settle on different terms. The process of naming has continued to this day at least from the time of the Roman Empire. […]

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Philosophy

Nietzsche’s Language of Good and Evil

October 28, 2021

Nietzsche believed that the language we’ve developed has trapped us in a certain unhealthy position, and the primary surface manifestation of the problem is our continued captivity to the language of good and evil. […]

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Health News

Reducing Anxiety with Language: A Tip from LeBron James

March 18, 2021

The language that you use matters—not only when it comes to enacting behavioral change, but also when it comes to minimizing our stress about certain situations. Professor Vishton reveals the studies and real-life examples that demonstrate this. […]

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Health News

Left Versus Right: How Brain Injuries Impact Language Processing

March 15, 2021

Did you know that one area of our brain is responsible for creating the words that we speak while another area helps us to understand others’ words? When it comes to brain injuries, left-handed and right-handed people are impacted differently. Professor Vishton explains. […]

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Communication

Language and Culture: Is There A Connection?

January 18, 2021

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the structure of our grammar channels the way we think. However, the recent studies that have been aimed at the issue, have been extremely unpromising. […]

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