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Mind and language architecture

Logan, Robert K. (2010) Mind and language architecture. The Open Neuroimaging Journal, 4. pp. 81-92. ISSN 1874-4400

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Abstract

Abstract: A distinction is made between the brain and the mind. The architecture of the mind and language is then described within a neo-dualistic framework. A model for the origin of language based on emergence theory is presented. The complexity of hominid existence due to tool making, the control of fire and the social cooperation that fire required gave rise to a new level of order in mental activity and triggered the simultaneous emergence of language and conceptual thought. The mind is shown to have emerged as a bifurcation of the brain with the emergence of language. The role of language in the evolution of human culture is also described.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mind, brain, emergence, conceptual thought, percepts, concepts, language
Divisions: Research Labs > sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 20:27
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2017 19:20
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/871

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