[The Knowledge Project Ep. #146] Barbara Tversky: Action Shapes Thought
Shane: What got you interested in how the mind works?
Barbara: I think everybody is puzzled by the mind whether to pursue it or not is a choice and how to pursue it is a choice. When I got into newly birthed cognitive psychology, I had been interested anyway, in the visual-spatial world, we are constantly experiencing it and so it’s a large part of our lives. And most of the theories at that point were based on what philosophers called propositions on language like representations and attempting to reduce everything in the visual-spatial world to these proposition statements, which are minimal statements about truth conditions.
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