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VIDEO – Is your red the same as my red?

Vsauce’s Michael Stevens asks extremely thought provoking questions regarding the human perception of color and whether or not our experiences and ideas regarding color are the same between different individuals. He also raises the issue of the explanatory gap and highlights how the limitations of human language hinders any potential perception of another person’s feelings.

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Beliefs about Beliefs: Theory of Mind Development

four year old boy

An important aspect of a child’s cognitive development is the emergence of a representational theory of mind. Having a theory of mind means that one is able to impute mental states – such as beliefs, intentions, knowledge and desires – to oneself and others.  In simple terms, it involves knowing that other people have minds of their own and that their thoughts and knowledge can differ from one’s own. Continue reading

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