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The 35-Second Aha! Moment
Every Monday, we're rounding up the things, small and big, that make us stop and think. Today, we're inspired by...
"The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated."
-Annie Murphy Paul, on how reading fiction improves the brain.
"If you take that away, it's one more notch against that experience. It's one more big societal minimizing, or sort of, negating, of the full extent of terror that comes with bullying."
-Filmmaker Lee Hirsch, on pressure to edit the "F" word out of his documentary on teen bullies.
"All of us have the ability to speak our minds. We are essentially language animals and are nothing without it."
-The often-banned writer Salman Rushdie.
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