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We often think that some things are the same for everyone, but when we discuss them in a group, it turns out they’re not?

Here at SpatialNote we have the most interesting discussions inspired by the application we’re working on. The driving force of excellent memorization with SpatialNote is the power of spatial metaphors. It seemed to me that the most simple and common example of a spatial metaphor would be the flow of time: what is behind us represents past, what is in front of us represents the future. The rest of the team disagrees. To them it’s quite obvious that the past is on the left, and the future is on the right. May somebody be wrong in this case? Not really. Spatial metaphors are individual, and your own perception works to help you remember better.

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