“I was seeing something about the human mind. I was seeing the author in the text in a way that people hadn’t seen the author in the text before.”
Jed Abumrad of Radiolab talks with scientists about how our use of words—the density and complexity of our sentences, or lack thereof—may be an indicator of our current and future mental health. Agatha Christie, for example, wrote 80 detective novels, but in book number 73, something changed. Listen now.
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