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The Brain, Story and the Written Word

by Mary K.  Clark. Can stories stimulate and possibly even change how we act in life?  Neuroscience is showing that it can according to Annie Murphy Paul in her New York Times Opinion Piece, Your Brain on Fiction. Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions, like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area, are involved …

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Culture and Facial Expressions

by Mary K. Clark Are facial expressions a universal language? This was a very small but intriguing study which challenged the theory that facial expressions are the same across diverse cultures. Facial expressions have been called the “universal language of emotion,” but people from different cultures perceive happy, sad or angry facial expressions in unique ways, …

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Culturally Appropriate Storytelling to Improve Blood Pressure – A Randomized Trial

by Mary K.  Clark Can story be used to improve blood pressure? African-Americans with uncontrolled high blood pressure benefited from an intervention using DVDs of real patients’ stories of how they dealt with their chronic disease. Read the rest of the article at:  http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=71702.  This article is shared  by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  To …

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