Steven Pinker's research at Harvard is into language and cognition. His new book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century explores the links between syntax and ideas. Will Self experiments with language and literary form. Will Self's new book Shark links an incident in World War II with an American resident in a therapeutic community in London overseen by psychiatrist Zack Busner. They join Matthew Sweet for a Free Thinking programme about language.
Secrets of baby talk: Why mothers say coo while fathers stay cool
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Second Hand Smoke Dangers - iNFOGRAPHiCs MANiA
Fresh on IGM > Second Hand Smoke Dangers: Second hand smoke (SHS) actually refers to passive smoking. According to studies exposure to SHS is even more dangerous than being a smoker. Both SHS and ETS (Environmental tobacco smoke) have been named for causing serious health problems to non smokers. > http://infographicsmania.com/second-hand-smoke-dangers/
'Mind-reading' kids are more discriminating learners: Children with a good understanding of others' thoughts are more selective about whom they learn from, new research shows