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Mental Modeling Folio

Discover the unique mental tools we use to explore and make sense of our experiences. Enhance your own visualization abilities and change the way you look at the world.

Includes a 20-page monograph, an 8-page instructional booklet, and a DIY model of the cosmos. All are exquisitely rendered on vellum and come nestled in a leatherette binder.

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Description

In 1943, British psychiatrist Kenneth Craik coined the term Mental Modeling to describe the way we create 'small scale models' of reality in our minds to help us conceptualize the world around us and anticipate events. These perceptual models act like lenses that affect what we see, and how we interpret what we experience.

Our brains originally developed Mental Models as a survival technique. Using them to anticipate and filter our experience helped keep us alive, but could also be illusory and erroneously affect our judgments and decisions. With a little introspection and training, one can refine this faculty that governs how we interpret and navigate the world around us.

Explore the progression of our innate mental models from evolution through education—from pop culture to the arts and sciences. Using examples from ancient history, architecture, the environment, and cosmology, this folio illuminates this little-known talent that we all hold in our heads.

Through captivating illusions, puzzles, games and engaging exercises, we'll explore how to hone your mental modeling skills to gain mastery over your thoughts and perceptions. Then learn how to apply these visualization skills to 'envisioneer' your own hopes and dreams.

This folio is chock full of fun experiments and activities, including an exquisite Do-It-Yourself model—an updated version of Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum from 1596. This comes with its own informative instructional booklet that takes you step-by-step through re-creating the cosmos.

Crafted for fun and fascination, this folio is sure to enhance your envisioning skills and the way you see the world.

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