You Say Up, I Say Yesterday

“Can language shape how we think? A Stanford researcher says yes, and her work speaks volumes about what makes people tick.”

What is fascinating is not just how language reflects belief systems, but that language impacts/influences one’s beliefs. Could it be that the words we use influence how we perceive the world, or even limit our ability to perceive certain things? Even try to discuss a concept where you don’t have an exact word for it, so you are talking around it without clarity, but once a word is assigned to it, the discussion can be taken to the next level.

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I feel for you. Really.

A more non-scholarly explanation of a thread of neuroscience research, some from the University of Washington. It will be interesting to see where they go with this over the next several years.

“…while almost all humans use mirror neurons, empaths are finely tuned to theirs. Empaths seem to display inexplicable powers of sense. They sometimes know that people in distant places are in trouble, or that something is going to happen before it does. This has resonances in the animal world, wh…”

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