Please enjoy another spoken word poem by Illya V.
This poem was inspired by the book ‘Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning’ by Benjamin K. Bergen. The gist of which is that the same neural structures that create our vision, emotions, and actions are the same neural structures that enable us to acquire language by dual-purposing this sensory-motor system. Language is an invented tool that “creat[es] mental experiences of perception and action in the absence of their external manifestation.”
Here’s the link to the playlist of all 5 of my spoken word poems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EuLA…
Illya has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. His scientific and philosophical poetry delves into the biology and psyche of humanity.
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