TRY THIS AT HOME

TRY THIS AT HOME

Next time you’re out with a friend and they’re telling you a long story, try a little experiment. Every time they use a plural noun like “boxes,” “snakes,” or “peaches,” give them some subtle feedback, like you would in a normal conversation, by saying “umhmm,” “uh-huh,” and nod. Eventually, as the conversation continues, you might start to notice that your friend will start to use plural nouns more often.

At the end of the long conversation, if you ask your friend if they noticed any changes in the words they used, or why they used so many plural nouns, they will probably have no idea what you’re talking about.

This demonstration works particularly well in a large group if you can convince your fellow audience members to play along.

 

Courtesy : Edx

UQx: Think101x The Science of Everyday Thinking

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