Building Better Habits

These are my notes on an interview with James Clear: Designing Your Environment to Shape Your Behavior Improving habits basically means overcoming your orientation toward immediate gratification to instead improve delayed returns. To create habits that stick, you need to: Make it obvious This is the cue/trigger to remind you to do the thing Design … Continue reading Building Better Habits

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On the Acquisition of Semantic Categories

This paper, written for my Language and the Mind course, is a summary of the current state of knowledge regarding the acquisition of semantic categories--that is, what we know about how you learn the meaning of words. For a PDF version, click here. Enjoy! The difficulty entailed by the acquisition of semantic categories is nowhere … Continue reading On the Acquisition of Semantic Categories