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The Beatrix Potter Syndrome

When trying to understand something new, we automatically look for parallels in our previous experience: we seek examples from the familiar in order to better understand the unfamiliar. Often, this can be helpful, as when we learn a new language and we draw on our knowledge of another language with a common root. Unfortunately, this strategy can also take us ...

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The Beatrix Potter Syndrome

The Beatrix Potter Syndrome

When trying to understand something new, we automatically look for parallels in our previous experience: we seek examples from the familiar in order to better understand the unfamiliar. Often, this can be helpful, as when we learn a new language and we draw on our knowledge of another language with a common root. Unfortunately, this strategy can also take us ...

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