Have you ever wondered why we use metaphors in writing and speaking and the influence the imagination has on clearly understanding concepts?
In James Geary’s book, I is An Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way we See the World, Geary explores how children think differently than adults and thus their perceptions of the world are different. Intuition and pattern recognition also may play a part in children’s comprehension of concepts that are too big for them because they have not yet experienced certain ideas in life. Geary’s book is an interesting read for anyone who wants to know more about how children learn and think.
Metaphors are interesting. If you want to know more about the use of them in communication, http://www.brainpickings.org/ is a site that will stretch your mind and imagination. A summary of Geary’s book is posted on the site www.brainpickings.org, as well as other things for your brain to digest and to conjure about.
The beautiful child was the center of attention, with his golden curls and tuna fish complexion. – Author Unknown
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