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20 MARCH 2012

The importance of metaphor and narrative to our habits of mind

"Fiction – with its redolent details, imaginative metaphors and attentive descriptions of people and their actions – offers an especially rich replica. Indeed, in one respect novels go beyond simulating reality to give readers an experience unavailable off the page: the opportunity to enter fully into other people's thoughts and feelings.

The novel, of course, is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life. And there is evidence that just as the brain responds to depictions of smells and textures and movements as if they were the real thing, so it treats the interactions among fictional characters as something like real–life social encounters."

(Annie Murphy Paul, 17 March 2012, NYTimes.com)

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Simon Perkins
08 APRIL 2011

Who Am I? permanent exhibition at the London Science Museum

"The Science Museum in London has just undertaken a refresh of its Who am I? gallery, which is dedicated to the genetics, identity and brain science.

The revamped exhibit updates both the science and the design of the 10–year–old gallery, bringing it bang up to date with the very latest advances in genetic research. 'There's been so many advances, we needed to gave another look at the content', Jenny Wong, a content developer at the museum and one of the creators of the gallery, told me.'"

(Nate Lanxon, 25 June 2010)

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20002010 • access-for-all • AllofUs • Anthony Gormley • autism • bang up to date • Blob Dylan • brain science • Casson Mann • Disability Discrimination Act • DNA • Dryden Goodwin • epilepsy • genetic researchgenetics • Graphic Thought Facility • hippocampus • histological sections • human brain • identityindividual identityinteractive exhibitinteractive table • interchangeable components • interconnected installation • Jenny Wong • Jochem Faudet • memory • memory gallery • neurology • permanent exhibition • personal identity • revamp • Revital CohenScience Museum of London • self-discovery • silicon character • South KensingtonWellcome Trust • Who Am I

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2010

MIT OpenCourseWare: free online course materials

"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web–based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Simon Perkins
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