As Dr. David Abram wrote in his 1996 book ‘The Spell of the Sensuous’ : “[…] the boundaries of a living body are open and indeterminate: more like membranes than barriers … so that it is very difficult to discern, at any moment, precisely where this living body begins and where it ends.” Such indeterminacies […]
Why was Mrs Thatcher interrupted so often in interviews?
Prime minister Margaret Thatcher‘s masterful way of handling interruptions inspired one psychologist to study, intently, how she did it. As this scholar communicated his findings to the public, other scholars, with different views, interrupted him – and he them. Geoffrey Beattie [pictured here] is now a professorial research fellow of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester. […]
The relative passage of time: a TV interview
Investigator Francie DuBose alerted us to this TV news interview. The interview segment is called “Higher Learning.” Peter Kerwin, a Rhode Island education official, is delightedly telling the interviewer about some of the new Ig Nobel Prize winners. The interviewer may have been slightly misinformed beforehand about the basic topic, and may have been focusing her […]