Thinking literally – The Boston Globe

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Fascinating article from the Boston Globe about the connections between metaphors, thinking and the way we learn. Some of us are Peggy Parish’s famous character Amelia Bedelia!Amelia

“Drawing on philosophy and linguistics, cognitive scientists have begun to see the basic metaphors that we use all the time not just as turns of phrase, but as keys to the structure of thought. By taking these everyday metaphors as literally as possible, psychologists are upending traditional ideas of how we learn, reason, and make sense of the world around us.”