A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? When it comes to communicating with others, the focus is usually on the person doing the talking. But it’s often the … Read more
In theory, communicating with others using spoken words shouldn’t be all that hard, especially where a shared language and culture are involved. And yet, there is often a big disconnect between what we say and what others actually hear. The “telephone game” serves as a good example of how even simple ideas can be lost … Read more
Everybody knows that a cloudless sky is blue, a well-watered lawn is green, the midday sun looks like a bright yellow ball, and a Red Delicious apple is a shiny, er, red—right? But what does this really mean? Unless someone is color blind—which is, according to Wikipedia, the “inability or decreased ability to see color, … Read more
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