In this fascinating talk, neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky discusses the origins of our best and worst selves, delving into the origins of what makes us behave in different ways. Based on his recent book "Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst" Sapolsky encourages us to look and think more carefully about our immediate reactions to others' thoughts and actions.
WELCOME TO MY BLOG
After many, many months of trial and error I’m finally up and running with my new website, and having spent hours trawling through websites giving advice on creating the ultimate blog post, I’ve decided to Just. Start. Writing.
So here it is: my first blog spot.
The concept of Bridging the Gap comes from my interest in the communications issues that come up in my everyday working life. Communication in a monolingual environment has plenty of challenges as we attempt to transfer what’s going on in our head into someone else’s, and how we decode the traffic coming from the other direction, and the effectiveness or otherwise of our “gap-bridging”. But this challenge becomes even more complex in an international environment and especially for non-native speakers: my work takes place in the Anglo-Spanish world, and it's the communication between those worlds that really ticks my box.
This blog will therefore have a pretty broad remit encompassing a range of issues and topics related to the theme of communications in the international business environment, so whether you're interested in getting the best deal in an upcoming negotiation, or giving your best presentation or asking the right kinds of questions in an interview, there'll be something for you here.
There will also be some purely language-focused stuff to satisfy the curiosity of those non-native speakers looking to really hone their understanding of tricky phrasal verbs and idiomatic usage in English.