Living Structure and Cognition

June 25, 2015

Christopher Alexander discovered something important about our perception of the world around us: we can focus upon our natural ability to decide whether something is natural or not. Will it help the world if we discover the parts of the brain that we use when we do this? Will it help people who are learning to identify this mental capacity, if they think of it as a mental faculty to be cultivated? Alexander himself was of the opinion that his own books and endless significant experiments weren't sufficient. So how should we proceed? How should we provide better, and broader, 'training'? And how will we legitimize it?