August 30th, 2006

literary, reading, research

Excerpt from my Cognitive Psychology book

If your friend is both loquacious and obnoxious, the utterance might have been, "Excuse me, but after briefly contemplating the gustatory qualities of these comestibles, I have discerned that their sensory qualities would be improved by the addition of a number of sodium and chloride ions, delivered in roughly equal proportions and in crystaline form; could you aid me in this endeavor?" You might giggle (or snarl) at your friend, but you would still pass the salt.
          ---Reisberg, Daniel: Cognition: exploring the science of the mind, 3rd ed'n

I think I'm going to enjoy this class. Both the proefssor and the book seem to be well-written.
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