Categorical perception translates in a blindspot for nuance

If concepts fit in neat separate buckets, then it’s difficult to find parallels and recycle mental models. Essentially, categorical perception, beyond early perception, introduces a blindspot for nuance as detrimental as it’s convenient. It collapses nuance. Not only does it translate to a blindspot for nuance, but also a blindspot for other taxonomies. Training oneself in relaxing categorical constraints through memetic psychotherapy might help. Could such concepts be explained by bifurcations structuring neural space?

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