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George Lakoff: The Brain's Politics--How Campaigns Are Framed and Why

Held Sept. 11, 2012 at MIT.

Everything we learn, know and understand is physical — a matter of brain circuitry. This basic fact has deep implications for how politics is understood, how campaigns are framed,  why conservatives and progressives talk past each other, and why progressives have more problems framing messages than conservatives do — and what they can do about it.

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George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He graduated from MIT in 1962 with degrees in mathematics and literature.

Moderator: Heather Hendershot is professor of film and media and director of the graduate program in Comparative Media Studies (CMS) at MIT. She is editor of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Cinema Journal.

Opening Remarks: D. Fox Harrell directs the Imagination, Computation and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab) at MIT.

Sponsor: Imagination, Computation and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab).

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