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  • 1. James Geary,metaphorically speaking James Geary, metaphorically speakingFilmed Jul 2009 • Posted Dec 2009 • TEDGlobal 2009 http://bit.ly/MdDIBH
  • 2. Key vocabularyAnalogysomething that seems similar between two situations, processes etc.Synesthesiaa medical condition which makes people experience a mixture of feelingsfrom two of their five senses at the same time, for example seeing numbersas colors or experiencing colors as a smellCognitive dissonancea very powerful motivator which will often lead us to change one or other ofthe conflicting belief or action
  • 3. Metaphor? “Giving the thing a name that belongs to someone else” →with hole net-work of analogies =vivid understanding .Metaphorical thinking →use to express things which are abstract. American Culture Explained. 2011 MAR.24 http://bit.ly/MdDIBH
  • 4. Making & Understanding 1.Pattern recognition metaphor →finding the pattern →creating the pattern Pattern Recognition http://bit.ly/NURyw3
  • 5. 2. Synesthesia→connection ofone sense organ + another sense organ“bouba” or “kiki” ??Synesthesia. Amber, Jensen. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal http://bit.ly/nZhggR
  • 6. 3.Cognitive dissonance→ no harmonization ofunderstandingMetaphorcreate expectationInfluences decisionsCongnitive Dissonance (L.Festinger) Queenie~NI2011 APR 11 http://bit.ly/OuZUa6
  • 7. quotes‘metaphor lives a secret life all around us’‘metaphor matters because it’s around us everyday, all the time.’‘mataphor keeps the mind shaking , rattling androlling.’