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The Brain, DNA, Language; Which Words Matter The Most When We talk--Psych of language
BufferApp ^ | 21 MAR 2013/30 SEP 2016 | Leo Widrich; Jocko Manning

Posted on 04/22/2018 5:02:56 PM PDT by JockoManning

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” or “thanks?” How about “but” or “and?”

There are many occasions when Joel and I sit over one line and change it multiple times, until we feel it really sits right. This is partly to improve our metrics for click rate and others. It is also to simply create the right emotion. The one key question we ask ourselves is:

“How does this make you feel?”

The question might sound very obvious. And yet, it’s a very different question to say for example “Which message do you want to send?” or “What is the content of this announcement?” By always focusing on how it will make someone feel whenever we write even a single line, we immediately improved the amount of responses we got from our users.

Recently we explored how much sleep do we really need to work productively. Let’s do the same with language. We’ll dig in to how our brain works and expose some of the most persuasive words in english:

Bonus tip: Add optimal scheduling to these lessons on language, and watch your social media updates improve immediately!

Our brain while listening to words Recently, a lot of the longstanding paradigms in how our brain processes language were overthrown. New and cutting edge studies that produced quite startling and different results. The one study I found most interesting is UCL’s findings on how we can separate words from intonation. Whenever we listen to words, this is what happens:

“Words are then shunted over to the left temporal lobe [of our brain] for processing, while the melody is channelled to the right side of the brain, a region more stimulated by music.”
. . .

“The human brain can really only hold on to four things at a time, so if you go on and on for five or 10 minutes trying to argue a point, the person will only remember a very small part of that.”

Instead, 30 seconds is the optimal amount for us to speak at any given time says Newberg:

“Speak briefly, meaning that you speak one or two sentences, maybe 30 seconds worth or so, because that’s really what the human brain can take in.”

. . .

Avoid adverbs in speech and writing

Something I struggle the most with is to stop using adverbs. They are, in fact one of the worst elements of speech and even make a listener or reader lose trust.

. . .

The skill of asking questions: “What would you do?”

When I read this, I realized I totally suck at it. Journalist-turned-entrepreneur Evan Ratliff put it like this “all that’s really saved me (so far) from madness is being able to formulate questions that deliver useful answers.”

He points out that any questions that start with “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “how,” or “why” are likely to get great responses. To be avoided are “would,” “should,” “is,” “are,” and “do you think,” as they can limit how people respond to you a lot.

. . .

From:

https://blog.bufferapp.com/which-words-matter-the-most-when-we-talk-the-psychology-of-language


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Reference; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: brain; changes; dna; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; talking
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This is merely the first article of what I assume will be quite a few as I try and search out articles on research about DNA changes from what we think or talk a LOT about ... and related issues.

The initial dialogue began on this thread at post #2,506

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3649204/posts?page=2507#2507

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1 posted on 04/22/2018 5:02:57 PM PDT by JockoManning
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Amazing! Scientists: Our DNA is Mutating As We Speak! We Are Developing 12 Strands!

http://humansarefree.com/2011/04/amazing-scientists-our-dna-is-mutating.html

I. The modern medicine officially acknowledged the first case of a child with 3 DNA strands - Finally!

II. Convention of geneticists from around the world: "We are making an evolutionary change ... we will be developing twelve DNA helixes." Each extra strand of DNA will grant us 'super-human' abilities that we are now calling 'paranormal'.

III. DNA and body changes;

IV. Physical DNA - Spiritual connections;

. . .

2 posted on 04/22/2018 5:09:55 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning

GREAT Thread!!!!


3 posted on 04/22/2018 5:11:55 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: JockoManning

Many years ago I took courses in physiological psychology (I majored in psychology at a “rat-runner” department. Anyway they had films of people who had suffered brain damage/strokes. They would show a subject a picture of a comb, for example, and ask “what is it?”, and he’d answer “I don’t know”. Then they’d ask, “What do you do with it?” and he’d promptly answer, “Comb your hair”. They’d ask again, “What is it?” and again he’d say, “I don’t know”.

The brain stores verbs and nouns in different places. So grammar is a bit more than an invention by language teachers!


4 posted on 04/22/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: conservativesister
Thanks. There seems to be a lot of very diverse articles in the broad topic area, at least.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/why-people-talk-too-much-and-why-it8217s-a-problem/news-story/20e326723e6af681ea278257c20b8b10

WHY PEOPLE TALK TOO MUCH, AND WHY IT'S A PROBLEM

WHAT you have to say isn't as interesting as you think. Here's why people tend to talk more than they listen, and why it's a problem.

SARAH MICHAEL
NewsComAu OCTOBER 19, 2013 10:47AM

. . .

Who talks too much?

Social psychologist Gemma Cribb says the people who are most likely to be over-talkers are:

• People with Asperger's-type disorders.

• People who are anxious and babble out of nerves, trying to please the person they are talking to.

• Narcissists, who think that what they have to say is very important and entertaining.

Clinical psychologist Bob Montgomery says some people grow up with the "bad habit" of talking without listening.

This is a problem, because communication problems often underlie many other problems people have in their relationships.

"One of the most powerful communication skills you'll learn is good listening," Dr Montgomery said. "Communication is meant to promote understanding. You can't wind up understanding each other if you're not actively listening."

And if you are trying to convince somebody of something, listening is a much more powerful tool than talking.

"Listening actually strengthens your influence. Showing you're willing to hear the other person means you've then bought the right to offer your opinion or make your request," Dr Montgomery.

. . .


5 posted on 04/22/2018 5:17:39 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: hanamizu

Thanks. For sure.


6 posted on 04/22/2018 5:18:27 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning
http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask402

ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCE {on DNA}

7 posted on 04/22/2018 5:21:44 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning

That was a very interesting article.
Thank you.


8 posted on 04/22/2018 5:23:47 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( Trump is The Storm)
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To: JockoManning
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-language-shape-what/

DOES LANGUAGE SHAPE WHAT WE THINK?

A new study looks at what happens when a language doesn't have words for numbers.

Joshua Hartshorne on 18 AUG 2009

9 posted on 04/22/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning
http://genetics.thetech.org/original_news/news49

AUTISM AND GENETICS: Ways to get autism that do not run in the family

10 posted on 04/22/2018 5:26:47 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning

Bookmark


11 posted on 04/22/2018 5:29:28 PM PDT by SE Mom (Screaming Eagle mom)
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To: JockoManning
https://www.salon.com/2012/06/03/your_words_matter/

Your words matter
New science shows brains are wired to respond to certain kinds of speech. An expert explains — and talks politics

veryone’s had the experience of leaving a conversation feeling frustrated, convinced the other person didn’t understand a word of what they were saying. Whether it’s a bad meeting with a coworker or an argument with a spouse, ineffective or negative communication may lead to more than just a bad day; new research has shown that it can change the neural pathways in our brains and foster long-lasting negativity. On the other hand, there’s evidence to suggest that positive words expressing values such as kindness and respect can go a long way toward building a better brain.

That’s the central premise of "Words Can Change Your Brain," co-authored by Loyola Marymount communication professor Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newberg, M.D., director of research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. Their book argues that our minds are hardwired to respond favorably to certain types of speech and negatively to others. Starting in childhood, humans’ brains are molded by the words they hear, and they claim that teaching children to use positive words helps them with emotional control and can even increase their attention spans. Their book describes “compassionate communication,” a method they believe can help people express themselves more effectively, but it also offers a fascinating overview of the latest science around speech and neuroscience.

. . .


12 posted on 04/22/2018 5:30:02 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning
https://www.cnn.com/2012/05/26/health/mental-health/music-brain-science/index.html

MUSIC: IT'S IN YOUR HEAD, CHANGING YOUR BRAIN

Elizabeth Landau, CNN 28 MAY 2012

. . .

"I think there's enough evidence to say that musical experience, musical exposure, musical training, all of those things change your brain," says Dr. Charles Limb, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins University. "It allows you to think in a way that you used to not think, and it also trains a lot of other cognitive facilities that have nothing to do with music."

The connection between music and the brain is the subject of a symposium at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago this weekend, featuring prominent scientists and Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten. They will discuss the remarkable ways our brains enable us to appreciate, remember and play music, and how we can harness those abilities in new ways.

There are more facets to the mind-music connection than there are notes in a major scale, but it's fascinating to zoom in on a few to see the extraordinary affects music can have on your brain.


13 posted on 04/22/2018 5:35:40 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: JockoManning

I noticed in more recent TV and Film, the Brits seemed to have dropped the use of “splendid” in favor of “brilliant”.

I still wonder when and why this happened. Part of the NWO?


14 posted on 04/22/2018 5:35:45 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: JockoManning
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/06/04/this-blood-test-can-tell-you-every-virus-youve-ever-had/

This Blood Test Can Tell You Every Virus You've Ever Had

...

Researchers have developed a DNA-based blood test that can determine a person's viral history, a development they hope could lead to early detection of conditions, such as hepatitis C, and eventually help explain what triggers certain autoimmune diseases and cancers.

The new test, known as VirScan, works by screening the blood for antibodies against any of the 206 species of viruses known to infect humans, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The immune system, which churns out specific antibodies when it encounters a virus, can continue to produce those antibodies decades after an infection subsides. VirScan detects those antibodies and uses them as a window in time to create a blueprint of nearly every virus an individual has encountered. It's a dramatic alternative to existing diagnostic tools, which test only for a single suspected virus.

...


15 posted on 04/22/2018 5:39:06 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: hanamizu

Does Noam Chomsky know that?


16 posted on 04/22/2018 5:39:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fruser1

No idea. Some media hack or royal or entertainment star probably triggered the change.


17 posted on 04/22/2018 5:40:00 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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Isn’t it amazing how positive our President speaks about everyone and every deal he likes.


18 posted on 04/22/2018 5:40:52 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: JockoManning

Tim Allen nailed it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30K2hhnV88I


19 posted on 04/22/2018 5:44:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JockoManning
https://www.naturalnews.com/042157_DNA_transformation_science_epigenetics.html

Confirmed by science: You really can change your DNA - and here's how

Saturday, September 21, 2013 by: Carolanne Wright Tags: DNA transformation, science, epigenetics

{emphasis added}

(NaturalNews) If you believe that you are at the mercy of your genetic code, great news, you're not. According to the science of epigenetics (the study of how environmental factors outside of DNA influence changes in gene expression), stem cells and even DNA can be altered through magnetic fields, heart coherence, positive mental states and intention. Top scientists around the world agree: genetic determinism is a flawed theory.

...


20 posted on 04/22/2018 5:46:04 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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