Overstepping the limits of conscious judgment

I’ve thought about mathematics as a reflection of hard-wired cognitive processes, or even as our own consciously rendered image of them.  In this light, mathematics’ conceptual weaves look particularly organic, even fleshy.  I’ve pursued this perspective because I find that it helps me see two things better:  mathematics itself and what qualifies as physical.  What […]

The Body’s Thoughts

It has been understood for some time that metaphor provides a sensory anchor to abstract ideas.  But, more recently, cognitive psychologists have looked at how active the role of metaphor may be in thinking.  In a recent article on Boston.com, experiments are cited which explore the extent to which metaphor shapes thought.

The article cites […]