The value of Language & Symbols

A truly amazing audio story of a modern Helen Keller experience. RadioLab is arguably the best podcast on the web, and this particular story is both well done and worth doing. I cannot recommended it more highly.

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It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that.

We meet a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke, and retrace the birth of a brand new language 30 years ago.

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