Speech, President Barack Obama

We share the gift of music with birds, whales and many animals; however, the level of sophistication in language that we have acquired is unique to the human species. Possibly, a longer evolutionary history with abstract sounds may have made musical rhythm more fundamental and deep seated in our consciousness than the higher level language…

Change

A requisite for change in one’s attitude or behavior is a mapping from the original pattern of synapses to new ones (this is not consciously done, ofcourse). This mapping would specify how each old behavior and thought pattern must be changed to arrive at the new one. However, this mapping is not linear or direct. Saying that…