The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards — ideas.ted.com #GuestBlog

Hint: it has something to do with why we believe the earth is flat until we’re taught otherwise in school. Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explains how the process of learning involves a certain amount of un-learning what we intuitively know. Common sense suggests that learning consists of acquiring new knowledge. Socrates, though, proposed that it involved…

via The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards — ideas.ted.com

9 Comments on “The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards — ideas.ted.com #GuestBlog”

  1. I read the entire article through the link and yes, That was very interesting. Here’s one more thing for you to think about. Blind people, I mean those who are born blind, think about things in terms of color (as a friend once told me). I became blind at the age of 22, so when I think about something I have never seen before (before someone describes it to me), my mind gives it the characteristics it thinks it should have. For example, a person I have never seen or met before. Per the way they speak, act, smell, my mind builds up a visual image. Many times, it is the wrong one. I remember I once gave a guy a mustache, glasses, a broad frame. He was none of that, but that’s how my mind saw him and even after I was given a proper description, that image stuck.

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