Integral Options Cafe: Language Shapes Our Reality. Does language shape reality, or does reality determine language?
Four new articles on four different sites suggest that how we experience the world is determined by the language we speak and with which we think. I'm offering just a bit of each article -please follow the title link to see the whole article. Lost in Translation New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and SpanishBy LERA BORODITSKY The Gallery Collection/Corbis: 'The Tower of Babel' by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1563. Do the languages we speak shape the way we think? Lost in TranslationWe don’t shape language, language shapes us by Joan O’C. Does Your Language Shape How You Think? Whose Reality. Views, values, assumptions and interpretations “What is now clear is that the brain is not a stimulus-driven robot that directly translates the outer world into a conscious experience . . .
What we’re conscious of is what the brain makes us be conscious of . . . While the images we experience may be influenced to a certain degree by information that’s incoming, we need to get away from the idea that they reflect exactly what’s out there. In the absence of incoming signals, bits of memories tucked away can be enough for a brain to get started with.” (Kaspar Meyer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Cosmos magazine: “Minds of the future”.)
The way the 80 billion neurons in our brain interacts with our surroundings, and the manner in which the incoming signals trigger memories creates a reflection of reality that differs among individuals. “Isaac Newton’s eye caught the red glint of an apple as it plunged towards the ground. Consider: Accounts. Answers. Ranson_Close_Reading_Passages. Our Reality is Defined by Our Senses. We see, smell, taste, touch and hear the environment around us, and then our minds (both unconsciously and consciously) create realities based on what our senses tell us.
We generally believe that we are experiencing all there is to perceive, and we make assumptions based upon those perceptions, which ultimately shape our actions, world view and ideologies. Without our senses, we wouldn’t be able to thrive and understand the world around us. Yet, at the same time, we are severely limited by our senses. This is especially true when we compare ourselves to other animals. Although human beings have a unique trait of higher-reasoning and self-awareness, our reality may actually be a limited, illusory perception. When individual senses are directly compared to humans and other animals, we look primitive in comparison. Unique Animal Senses Sight Smell Taste A pig's tongue contains 15,000 taste buds compared to the 9,000 taste buds that a human has.
Touch Hearing Additional Senses. How Imagination Shapes Your Reality. Do you have a lemon in your kitchen?
Put this magazine down for a moment, go cut the fruit in half, and squeeze some juice into your mouth. Notice how you react. Don’t have a lemon? Try this little thought experiment: Imagine that you have one. Context - Expository writing - year 12 English. Year12englishssc - Ms. Burgess' Reality Scrapbook Task. Reality quotes. Miller article.docx.
Arthur Miller and the son he hid away for 40 years. Last updated at 22:15 31 August 2007 Arthur Miller, the American playwright and former husband of Marilyn Monroe, hid the existence of a son born with Down's syndrome for nearly four decades, it has emerged.
Miller, whose plays examined questions of guilt and morality, virtually cut the boy out of his life after committing him to a mental institution when he was one week old. The secret son, named Daniel, now nearly 41, did not receive a mention in his father's memoir, Timebends. But Miller, author of Death Of A Salesman and The Crucible, finally relented just six weeks before he died two years ago, according to an article in Vanity Fair magazine. Scroll down for more ... He then added him to his will, giving him an equal share of his estate, along with his other three children. Daniel is the younger brother of Rebecca Miller, the actress wife of Daniel Day-Lewis. Miller apparently called his son "a mongoloid" and told a friend: "I'm going to have to put the baby away. " Arthur Miller's life had its own lost act: A son placed out of sight.
Year 12 English - Mentone Grammar. Here are the sheets you filled in last class.
I helped with some of the expression – vocabulary continues to be a bit of an issue. 4 key context ideas – filled out Here are a range of prompts for you to practice with: Our internal realities affect our external world. There is no such thing as absolute truth. We carry the past into our present reality. Whose Reality. English mainstream VCE Year 12. Atarnotes. ATAR Notes. Add Notes The Notes Display as: Sticky Notes | List View Sort by: Date | Title | Subject.
Whose Reality: Sample Approaches. Prompts Coursework Tasks: To be adequately prepared to the of the Unit 3 and Unit 4 SAC tasks, you should attempt to complete several pieces of writing in the persuasive, expository and imaginative styles on set prompts for specific audiences, purposes and contexts.
You are reminded that you are demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the Context and all its related key concepts and how the set text relates to these concepts.