Metaphors

Metaphors for Musical Pitch Vary, but the Basic Principles Are the Same

Most Americans think of musical pitches as being “high” or “low.” But this height metaphor isn’t universal — some cultures use “thin” and “thick” or “light” and “heavy” to describe musical pitches. New research published in Psychological Science suggests that the metaphors we use aren’t just linguistic flourishes — visual More

Thinking outside the box DOES boost creativity: Cramped work spaces produce few ‘lightbulb moments’ for employees

The Daily Mail: Many work places preach to their employees about the importance of thinking ‘outside the box’. But it seems if companies really want increase worker creativity they should focus more on the office environment, according to new research. Scientists say cramped, claustrophobic working environments stifle employees’ creativity and More