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Summary Lauren is back! It’s a reunion episode and Joe is so happy to have his co-host back from Spain. They talk about her trip, Joe’s creepy birthday voicemail and how learning a new language can help with the brain injury recovery process even if it’s a fictional language from Lord of the Rings or Star Trek. Plus they discuss reading vs listening to audio books and the brain’s relationship to language.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
Joe’s creepy birthday voicemail for Lauren
Joe’s occupational therapist has him learning Spanish and he discusses his challenges with learning a new language
Lauren’s gift from Spain to Joe - a Darth Vader comic book in Spanish
Audio books as an alternative to reading for brain injury recovery
The power of language and our brain’s relationship to language. How we build new neural pathways in brain when learning a new language, music or math and how it helps with brain injury recovery.
How learning different writing systems other than the Roman alphabet like Arabic is another way to exercise your brain
Joe’s challenges with dyslexia as a kid.
Fictional languages from Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc
Lauren finally saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Which fictional languages Joe and Lauren want to learn
Links to Topics Mentioned
You Are A Bad Ass, https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Badass-Doubting-Greatness/dp/0762447699
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/
Baby Chibi Amine, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibi_(slang)
Elf species in Lord of the Rings, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_(Middle-earth)#/media/File:The_Sundering_of_the_Elves.png
Wookiee languages, http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wookiee_language
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Last_Jedi
Humble by Kendrick Lamar, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTRZJ-4EyI
Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter