Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Reading This Essay Will Literally Change Your Mind

Its effects depend entirely on you

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

When we hear or read something in a language we understand, it doesn’t directly convey ideas to us. Rather, it invokes ideas that already exist in our brains as complex networks of nerve cells. Activating all those nerve cells at the same time changes the connections among them, thereby modifying those networks, at least…

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Jim Mason

Jim Mason

I study language, cognition, and humans as social animals. You can support me by joining Medium at https://jmason37-80878.medium.com/membership