May 28th Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly

The Science of Swearing

Benjamin Bergen, UCSD Cognitive Science: Swearing

Nearly everyone swears—in pain, inebriation, anger, or occasionally joy. And yet adults censor themselves in public and even punish children for profanity. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we decide to selectively deny. But scientists have begun to look under the hood of profanity and the results are remarkable. UC San Diego cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen will discuss the surprising science behind swearing. How can stroke patients left otherwise speechless still swear fluently? Why do words like “zounds” or more recently “sucks” that were once taboo eventually lose their sting? The cognitive science of profanity opens a new window onto how our brains process language and what gives words have the power they have.

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Kids program is available for free at every Assembly.

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Stay after the assembly for coffee, snacks and to hang out with other assemblers

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Sunday Assembly San Diego is a new radically inclusive deity-free community that meets monthly to hear inspirational talks, connect for service projects, sing songs and generally celebrate life. Assemblies are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

 

WHEN
May 28, 2017 at 11am - 1pm
WHERE
San Diego Woman's Club
2557 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
United States
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17 RSVPS
Laura Etzler Emily Ann Kelley Julie Williams Aaron Bigelbach Sara Ohara Jennifer Mason Jimi Castaneda angeline labrucherie Lilah Seriosa Denise Arneson Ami Andersen Leary Réa Renaud Arthur J Quintal Cindy Hill

Who's RSVPing

Laura Etzler
Emily Ann Kelley
Julie Williams
Aaron Bigelbach
Sara Ohara
Jennifer Mason
Jimi Castaneda
angeline labrucherie
Lilah Seriosa
Denise Arneson
Ami Andersen Leary
Réa Renaud
Arthur J Quintal
Cindy Hill

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  • Laura Etzler
    rsvped 2017-05-28 10:00:30 -0700
  • Emily Ann Kelley
    rsvped 2017-05-27 21:10:16 -0700
  • Julie Williams
    rsvped 2017-05-25 08:36:49 -0700
  • Aaron Bigelbach
    rsvped 2017-05-24 22:12:31 -0700
  • Sara Ohara
    rsvped +1 2017-05-16 13:37:07 -0700
  • Jennifer Mason
    rsvped +2 2017-05-15 12:56:18 -0700
  • Jimi Castaneda
    rsvped 2017-05-10 21:22:22 -0700
  • angeline labrucherie
    rsvped 2017-05-04 21:24:40 -0700
  • Lilah Seriosa
    rsvped 2017-04-28 21:38:00 -0700
  • Denise Arneson
    rsvped 2017-04-28 21:37:59 -0700
  • Ami Andersen Leary
    rsvped 2017-04-28 21:37:58 -0700
  • Réa Renaud
    rsvped 2017-04-25 21:25:22 -0700
  • Arthur J Quintal
    rsvped 2017-04-23 21:22:29 -0700
  • Cindy Hill
    rsvped 2017-04-07 10:11:56 -0700
  • Sandra Medina
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