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Louder than words : the new science of how the mind makes meaning

Auteur : Benjamin K Bergen
Éditeur: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Whether it's brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning - a uniquely human magic trick in which you vibrate your vocal cords to make your innermost thoughts pop up in someone else's mind. You can use it to talk about all sorts of things - from your new labradoodle puppy to the expansive gardens at Versailles, from Roger Federer's  Lire la suite...
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Benjamin K Bergen
ISBN: 9780465028290 0465028292 9780465033331 0465033334
Numéro OCLC: 778420571
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu: The polar bear's nose --
Keep your mind on the ball --
Meaning and the mind's eye --
Over the top --
More than words --
Early and often --
What do hockey players know? --
Lost in translation --
Meaning in your grasp --
What is simulation good for? --
The repurposed mind --
Epilogue the crosstalk hypothesis --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Permissions --
Index.
Responsabilité: Benjamin K. Bergen.
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New answers to a timeless question: how do our minds make meaning?  Lire la suite...

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Nature "[An] impressive debut... [Bergen] sets out his account with enthusiasm, energy and some delightful touches of humour. If you want an engaging, well-informed tour of how cognitive science Lire la suite...

 
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Ignores and Misunderstands Pinker

de vleighton (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2013-08-04) Moyen Permalien

Okay, I will admit that so far I have only read to page 43. Okay, if there had been more negative comments, I might have skipped this review. Okay, the writing is well-crafted and the text moves along briskly.

However, I am giving this book a two because of the fact that the author, Benjamin...
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