The Brain As An Analogy Machine
How humans think. The human brain as an analogy machine.
April 26, 2013
14: banana … analogy is much more frequent
15:50 “Genious is the ability to make metaphors”
Complex numbers were not born from metaphors.
< 37 “my reality” Certainly, but … language is universal, e.g. road, slippery slope, …
38:15 simplistic analogy
38:20 We have to learn how to pick and choose among our perceptions of the world. It’s very easy to fall for stereotypes. Stereotypes are rampant.
38:33 It’s also necessary for us to have stereotypes. We can’t know everything in infinite detail. We have to make snap judgements.
Are we pre-dispositioned to make stereotypes?