Shakespeare – good for the brain.

A scientist shows that some neurons fire late when listening to Shakespeare because he made up words (or something, I’ve not actually read it). This gets turned by the media into “one iambic pentameter a day will breed race of super Einsteins”.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4QmWfO/www.good.is/post/your-brain-on-shakespeare-how-the-bard-makes-you-smarter/?utm_source=supr

Anyway, sciency thing: quite interesting; media reports: misleading; opportunity for Cole Porter song? I thought you’d never ask…

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