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Thanks for the link! I actually blog about this stuff and its implications for writers pretty often. For example, the touch metaphors and empathy of pain that your link touched on. Also, you might be interested in my articles on time metaphors and how our minds frame events as stories. There's others too. If you're into this kind of thing just go to my blog and go to the neuroscience or psychology tabs at the top.
Thanks, Livia. I've read your blog, and it's very good.
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