Jonathan Fields

The Power of Rhyme. What Your Eyes WANT To See (no, not that).

Poetry as a tactical device, from a slacker non-poet. And the myth of shiny object syndrome. That’s what we’re talking about on today’s Good Life Update.

Good Life Riff: Poetry. Seriously? Yeah, poetry. What if was the secret sauce for sharing ideas in a way that bypassed defenses and made a beeline to the heart? What if information could be “packaged” in writing that awakened your inner slam poet and moved others to receive you, to feel and see and understand you differently? That’s what we’re talking about in today’s GLP Riff. AND, wait for it…there will also be a live-reading of an original piece by JF (aka Mellow-J, reading in his usual Zen-slam style, lol). It’s called The Window, and you can find the original text here.

Good Life Science: And, in our Good Life Science segment, we’re diving into some fascinating new research on visual attention. For years, the prevailing theory on what got our visual attention (translation, what made ya look) was something called the “salience” theory. In a sea of visual noise, we “see” only the things that stand out and are different. But new research reveals there may be something much bigger going on. Hint: it’s a meaning thing! We dive into that research in today’s Good Life Science Update. And, as always, for those want to go to the source, here’s a link to the full study.

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Support for this podcast comes from abc, presenting the new drama “The Good Doctor” from the creator of House, Mondays at 10/9 Central on abc. Also new on abc is “Kevin Probably Saves the World”, a drama that will change the way you feel…about the Universe. New episodes every Tuesday at 10/9 Central.

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