In this CBS television interview in San Francisco, I speak about “One-Eyed Princess” my new book about vision therapy, being cross-eyed and what is like to see in 2D in a 3D world. I was born cross-eyed, and even after two operations to cosmetically straighten my eyes, my eyes are not straight. As a result, my brain doesn’t fuse the images from both eyes to create a 3D image. I don’t see in 3D. I see flat.
Posts Categorized: How to learn languages with songs and the media
The producers of the documentary Saved by Language are organizing a Judeo-Spanish Language Week online festival. Four recent films and one new audio project about the endangered language of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) will be available for free from February 21 to February 26 at: http://muestroespanyol.com/.
Dr. Sacks, you will be missed by millions around the world, but never forgotten, because of how you changed our lives.
FREE: San Francisco & Berkeley presentations and screenings of “Saved by Language”
The film, Saved by Language about how Moris Albahari saved his life in World War II in Bosnia by using the Ladino language is now available to the public! You can rent it for $7 to watch online as many times as you like in a three-day period or you can buy the DVD for $25 and watch it whenever you want. You can order the DVD in either the PAL or NTSC format.
Both the DVD and the online rental have subtitles in English, Ladino, Spanish, Portuguese and Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian.
Instead of criticizing people who are risk takers, we should be applauding their efforts because if we don’t innovate, these languages are going to die.
Rio de Janeiro took my breath away at first sight because of its beauty. Now the entire country may be choking because of government mismanagement, corruption and the drought.
f you fashion yourself Ernest Hemingway or Jorge Luis Borges’ incarnate and therefore exempt from learning an “inferior” tongue, let’s do a reality check.
Where’s your Nobel Prize for Literature?
Where are the bookshelves of tomes in your name worthy of mention?
Music can help people bounce back after a stroke or brain trauma. It can also narrow the achievement gap between poor and rich kids.
Alas, my TEDx talk on why we need to learn foreign languages and save endangered languages via music has been posted online.