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What Does the Dress Have to Do with Archaeology?

What Does the Dress Have to Do with Archaeology?

We’re all pretty sick of the dress. Apparently friendships have been shattered, relationships destroyed, all because we see different colors in a photo of a dress. But really, we’re all a bit sick of the debate. It’s a picture of…

The Fascinating Relationship of Language and Perception

The Fascinating Relationship of Language and Perception

NPR posted an article yesterday that talks about the idea that language shapes the way we think. Lera Boroditsky, a psychologist at UCSD, argues that language affect the way we process our surroundings and how we perceive and remember. John McWhorter, a linguist at Columbia University, says these differences in language exist, but they actually reflect our culture and worldview rather than shape or limit it.

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