Cold and Lonely: Does Social Exclusion Literally Feel Cold?
...ere are numerous examples in our daily
language of metaphors
which make a connection between cold temperatures ...air and sadness. We are taught at a young
age that metaphors
are meant to be descriptive and are not supposed t...erally. However, recent studies suggest that these metaphors
more than just fancy literary devices and that...
Partnership Uses Video to Bring Complex Science into Focus
...rage on television and radio because people fear what they don't understand. His novel, fun approach relies on using everyday familiar objects as metaphors
to make science more relevant to a non-scientific audience. Levenson's professional career spans more than thirty years, and includes science rep...
BU's School of Law, Public Health to hold conference on the future of health law
...hics, and Human Rights and Chairman, Department of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights, BUSPH, Professor of Law at BUs School of Law, will examine metaphors
for the Emerging Field of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights and Wendy Mariner, will discuss Picking a Paradigm for Health Law.
Wendy E. Parme...
Hospice: An Overlooked Option
...up," she said.
"Our American culture is death-averse," Spence said. "The medical community and the general population, the attitude is shown in the metaphors
used, whatever the disease you have -- 'I'm going to fight it, I'm going to beat it.' "
There's also some misunderstanding over who can utilize hos...
Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag
... to today's erotica," she said. "It is more humorous, more literary and more engaged with the wider issues of the life and politics of the times." Its metaphors
mirror the passions of the age: "At a time when military power was equated with virility, armed conquest is often used as a metaphor for sex – in phra...
Mass media often failing in its coverage of global warming, says climate researcher
"You have to have your elevator statement or people won't listen to you," Schneider said.
"What I always suggest is that scientists find metaphors
that convey both urgency and uncertainty, so that you can get people's attention while at the same time not overstating the case," he said. "Then you ...
From delicious to death: Understanding taste
...e of taste over a lifetime has a huge impact on pleasure, health, well being, and disease. Tastes importance to our daily lives is self-evident in its metaphors
for example: the sweetness of welcoming a newborn child, the bitterness of defeat, the souring of a relationship, and describing a truly good human a...
Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech
...earing and vision, Ramachandran conjectures, is critical both to conceptual metaphors
and to cross-modal abstractions more generally.
"While it would be prema...us but also to the supramarginal gyrus, was abysmal at understanding action metaphors
such as "grasping an idea" or "putting your finger on the main argument."