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2 - The Neurology of Storytelling

From Brain Pickings coverage of The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity:

"Stories are powerful because they transport us into other people’s worlds but, in doing that, they change the way our brains work and potentially change our brain chemistry — and that’s what it means to be a social creature."


3 - Vowels: The Short Film

If consonants are the bones of a sound, then vowels are the muscles. And one of the features of English that makes it such a muscular and expressive language is the relatively large array of vowels, shades of vowels available to us. 

This poetic and perhaps surprisingly moving film is based on a 1945 Linguaphone instructional recording and brought to us by filmmaker and visual storyteller Temujin Doran.

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