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who, what, and where

are so fundamental that the brain has specialized regions for recognizing them, multiple for each: faces, bodies, objects, scenes. When is harder, it can’t be easily computed from sensory input the ways that color and shape and even faces and objects and scenes can be. Why is even more complicated, so many events have so many possible explanations, providing endless work for scientists, political analysts; disagreements between couples and countries. Because the mechanisms we use to construct when and especially why are imperfect and biased, so are our judgments and explanations.

categories and taxonomy

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  1. categories and taxonomy

    linear structure who, what, and where set of categories from the literary philosopher Jorge Luis Borges example of poetic categories—taxonomy of the