Shakespeare--a new must

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Re: Shakespeare--a new must

Post by Ebonez_nahmi » 18 Apr 2018, 07:40

Good to know Shakespeare challenges the brain because I love his works. The Taming of The Shrew is freshest in my memory. He made me fall in love with old English writing.

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Post by jesscat304 » 10 Feb 2019, 23:13

Shakespeare is one of my most adored authors of all time and I have read, so many of his plays that it’s unbeliveable. I would love to read some more and know I have an even better excuse, not that I really needed one.

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Post by spencermack » 21 Mar 2019, 12:51

Interesting study. All I know is that I love Shakespeare.
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Post by srividyag1 » 17 Apr 2019, 12:26

FeManJay wrote:
03 Oct 2012, 22:06
There was a study done recently by a gentleman who urges everyone to read more works by Shakespeare. His study started as a curiosity on how the brain reacts to Shakespearean prose, and ended with some fascinating and inspiring results. William Shakespeare often misuses nouns and verbs to great effect. However, this causes some interesting changes in the brain. There are two different parts of the brain that deal with noun usage and verb usage. When you are learning in elementary school nouns and verbs, you are teaching your brain. When you learn a new language, you are ingraining that new information into your brain as well.
There is something called the N400 which describes the 400 nanosecond response to something that your brain believes does not make sense. There is also something called the N600 which describes the 600 nanosecond response to something that your brain recognizes as something that does not make grammatical sense but still makes sense in its meaning. Usually your brain has the N400 response or the N400 in tandem with the N600. However, whilst conducting this study, they found that some phrases Shakespeare uses only inspire the N600 response. This is a rare phenomenon that has been proven to open new path ways in the brain and cause you to increase your ability to learn new things as well as your level of intelligence. In conclusion? Read more Shakespeare and become more smarter. :wink:
So while this wasn't really a review for a book, I do think it qualifies for this section because I urge everyone to go pick up a copy of your favorite Shakespearean work, or even a brand new one. Because there is no easier way to increase your intelligence than by reading a tragedy/history/comedy/romance.
There is nothing I can say to this comment but Wow. I have felt that reading Shakespeare used to give me the same kind of catharsis like doing a difficult Math problem or writing a complex piece of code. This is because understanding Shakespeare needed research and being present. I could not read Shakespeare like I read other books, I could not skim over, I could not rush. I had to savour each word, each metaphor, each hidden meaning and I always require an annotated version.
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Post by iced_sunshine » 10 Jun 2019, 09:09

This is actually very fascinating. It's almost like the study that claimed that listening Mozart could improve your intelligence. I say 'claimed' because there isn't enough scientific evidence to back these claims up at the moment.

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Post by shravsi » 29 Jul 2019, 07:54

I always get afraid to read Shakespeare because English is not my first language. I will try to overcome it finally maybe. Wish me luck :techie-studyingbrown: :oops:

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Post by paulkinyuao+ » 06 Aug 2019, 10:08

In science, principles are introduced with the men and women who mothered them.
I say Shakespeare was more than a poet. In my own hermit mind, am being who redefined the alphabet meaning and sequence.

''This firm decree, ye shall believeth.''

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