Words are lenses and they shape the very foundation of our being - our thoughts. Lera Boroditsky advances this same idea in her great TED talk. Drawing on a number of studies, she shows how different the world looks like if you don't use words for left and right; how our brains react differently based … Continue reading Lera Boroditsky on how language shapes our thoughts
The scent of spring this year is the scent of handsanitizer. What we expect of this incessant cleaning is, clearly, that it keeps us healthy. What I didn't expect before I researched the topic is that it also has important psychological effects. Here are three brilliant examples of how hand washing impacts our minds.