Mental Models

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We use mental models as simplified representations of how things work. We can't store all of the information we encounter in our heads, so mental models are used to break complex ideas into manageable parts.

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David Elikwu

65: What you want for dinner 🍽

How often do you revisit ideas you believe to be common sense? When thinking of possible ways we could develop our thinking or improve our lives we naturally gravitate to new ideas instead of investigating existing patterns. When you start thinking from first principles, a lot of things you might...

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The Mirroring Effect: The magic behind Isopraxism

Isopraxism is a pretty amazing phenomenon. Also known as "mirroring" (and “limbic synchrony” when in reference to body movements), isopraxism is when two individuals unconsciously match each other's body language and movements. This is frequently done without the first person realising they are replicating the movements of another. Isopraxism can...

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