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Food for Thought
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1104  Thursday, 21 December 2006

[1] 	From: 	Jon Ciccarelli <
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 	Date: 	Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 12:18:11 -0500
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.1097 Food for Thought

[2] 	From: 	Sean King <
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 	Date: 	Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 14:42:54 -0500
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.1097 Food for Thought


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From: 		Jon Ciccarelli <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 12:18:11 -0500
Subject: 17.1097 Food for Thought
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.1097 Food for Thought

Interesting article.  I'd be curious to know if similar tests were 
performed on scholars or actors that were used to reading the texts and 
found their brain scans to be slightly different.  I'd assume that 
different areas would be highlighted in the scan as neural connections 
have developed to process the unfamiliar language structure. When first 
starting out as an actor, I found getting my head around Shakespeare's 
verse structure or even his prose a daunting task and to memorise proved 
even more difficult.  Now I find reading just about any line in the cannon 
has become second nature.  I found that also translates into reading other 
classical authors.

Jon

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From: 		Sean King <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 14:42:54 -0500
Subject: 17.1097 Food for Thought
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.1097 Food for Thought

>Works from Shakespeare, Chaucer, Wordsworth and D H Lawrence challenge
>readers [...] this challenge causes the brain to light up with electrical 
activity.

. . . but, when we read *Lawrence*, aren't we thinking with the blood? ;-)

S.

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