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From Color to Consciousness: The Trouble With Describing Experience

We see distinct colors in the spectrum, but their boundaries are impossible to measure precisely. — Adam Alter In Drunk Tank Pink, Adam Alter points out that the labels we use in our respective languages influence the way we perceive a given item. …Russian students perceive dark blue to be just as different from light blue as the…

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Is There Creativity In Ignorance?

Natalie Portman recently gave a commencement speech at Harvard. She made an interesting point about inexperience and originality: “Fear protects us in many ways, but what has served me is diving into my own obliviousness. Being more confident than I should be … trying things that you never would have tried. Your inexperience is an…

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