Cognitive science in the realms of art, poetry, language.


For those who enjoy cognitive sciences (as well as art, poetry and language), here’s a link to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s post that features a poem by Seamus Heaney, written after he recovered from a significant stroke. I don’t know how or if the stroke impacted the  language centers in his brain; he certainly recovered all he needed, writing his last and best work, Human Chain.

I sometimes imagine losing my ability to speak or process language. Even having words doesn’t mean having access to what one wishes to express! Sometimes its those wordless times that give one access to what’s deepest.

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For a beautifully written piece about Seamus Heaney with examples of his poetry that I found today at WordPress, click here



2 thoughts on “Cognitive science in the realms of art, poetry, language.

  1. It’s amazing how much you express with your posts, both the images and the words and how they come together. This image is so very intriguing. May you never loose your very special language, with or without words.



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