Monthly Archives: February 2014

The trouble with bread

I finally found this article again! Maggie Beidelman. The Trouble with Bread: what I discovered when I tried to get to the bottom of my gluten intolerance. June 6, 2013  http://www.alternet.org/food/gluten-intolerance

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Little ninjas learn safe play

I couldn’t agree more! There’s an article in today’s Herald online that presents the results of a Massey study into children’s physical education. It states: “Training babies to become shoulder-rolling “little ninjas” could reduce the rate of children seriously injuring … Continue reading

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Metaphors in Musical Motion

Mark L Johnson and Steve Larson present a really interesting argument for the metaphoric basis to our understanding (and experience) of musical motion. They explain how our embodied knowledge of motion aids us to comprehend music in terms of motion. … Continue reading

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Metaphoric gesture

Kawai Chui explains: “In Lakoff and Johnson’s (1980, 1999) theory of metaphor, “[c]onceptual metaphor is a natural part of human thought… [and] which metaphors we have and what they mean depend on the nature of our bodies, our interactions in … Continue reading

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Metaphor as a barometer of our personal and communal health

“Figurative language is surely more than an intellectual extravagance. It is as much a fiber of our very being as each of the countless neurons contained in our big, beautiful brains. Most fortunately, however, comprehension of novel expression serves as … Continue reading

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Defining language – theory of mind

“[L]anguage is a system of communication that enables one to understand, predict, and influence the action of others. Inherent in this definition is a concept of theory of mind: if communication is instinctual rather than having a purpose, then it … Continue reading

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