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  • When is speech violence?

    The New York Times - 07/14/2017

    Which is more harmful: the punch or the threat?

    The answer might seem obvious, says Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology at Northeastern University. But scientifically speaking, it’s not that simple. Words can have a powerful effect on your nervous system, she says. Certain types of adversity, even those involving no physical contact, can make you sick, alter your brain — even kill neurons — and shorten your life.

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