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Kensy Cooperrider

Kensy Cooperrider

Kensy Cooperrider is a cognitive scientist who researches how humans communicate and think. Perennial fascinations of his include gestures, metaphors, diagrams, word origins, and the history of ideas. His articles have appeared in Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American–Mind, and elsewhere.


Where Do Finger Names Come From?

Our names for our fingers show a surprising depth of cultural variation—and similarity.