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How does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?

How does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?By Lera Boroditsky Humans communicate with one another using a dazzling array of languages, ea…

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27 Aug 7, 2012
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The Cultural Evolution of Words and Other Thinking Tools

A short and interesting paper by Daniel Dennett. PDF attached.  - Dallas   The Cultural Evolution of Words and Other Thinking Tools The eme…

Started by A Former Member

2 Jul 14, 2011
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From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk

From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk Most of us do it every day without even thinking about it, yet talking is a uniquely human a…

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2 May 25, 2011
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How Reading Rewires the Brain

How Reading Rewires the Brain Written language poses a puzzle for neuroscientists. Unlocking the meaning in a string of symbols requires…

Started by A Former Member

0 Nov 17, 2010

Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved

Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved These words you are reading are really just a collection of arbitrary symbols. Yet, after…

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0 Aug 25, 2010

The Day We Learned To Think

The Day We Learned To Think What characterises modern human behaviour? Looking at human sites in Europe from around 25,000 years ago, ther…

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3 Dec 1, 2009
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