Swearing is Good for You
4.00 – 5.00 pm Sat 16th June
Can swearing be beneficial to our health and wellbeing? Dr Emma Byrne claims it is citing evidence and the fascinating science behind swearing. Her new book is a spirited and entertaining defence of our most cherished dirty words backed by cutting-edge research. Swearing, it turns out, is an incredibly useful part of our linguistic repertoire. It has existed since the earliest humans began to communicate and has been shown to reduce pain, help stroke victims recover language, and encourage teamwork.