generally i don’t watch BET, unless there’s a rerun or movie i’m interested in seeing/recording. i also don’t do award shows anymore, so pardon me if i’m just all out of the loop. but here are my $.02:
since when is it okay for performers to just play their cd tracks for a live performance and screech and holler over it? why would that make me want to watch the awards rather than listen to the track on youtube/my ipod/anywhere else?
can patti labelle please give lessons on performing and maintaining voice quality to the youngins?
Two psychologists have been conducting experiments on inattentional blindness — how people fail to see things in front of them when they’re focused on something else. They were inspired by a case in which a police officer said he didn’t see a crime in progress (the beating of an black plain clothed fellow officer) even though he ran past it.
A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize last year for her contributions to social science. We spoke for two hours in a Washington hotel room in February and again, more recently, by telephone. An edited version of the two conversations follows.