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Aug 07, 2009

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phil_style

I'm told by a linguistician friend of mine that the language we use (i.e. or vocab) actually influences the connections that are mnade in our brain. Apparently the 'old thinking' that what's in your head comes our through your moth isn't fully explanatory. Now, it seems that what comes out of our mouths has a top-down effects by reinforcing the structures in our brain associated with those words.

So, negative talk, fuels negative thought. Postiive talk, fuels positive thought. In this respect I suppose blogging/music can be both reflective of the culture, but also prophetic in influencing the course of the culture.

phil_style

Please allow me to repost that, without the spelling mistakes:

I'm told by a linguistician friend of mine that the language we use (i.e. our vocab) actually influences the connections that are made in our brains. Apparently the 'old thinking' that what's in your head comes out through your mouth isn't fully explanatory. Now, it seems that what comes out of our mouths has a top-down effect by reinforcing the structures in our brain associated with those words.
So, negative talk, fuels negative thought. Positive talk, fuels positive thought. In this respect I suppose blogging/music can be both reflective of the culture, but also prophetic in influencing the course of the culture.

Michael W. Kruse

Interesting idea. Whether we say it out loud, I know that what we tell ourselves in our internal dialog affects our mood. Makes sense that saying it out loud has an impact.

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