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

Author: Benjamin K Bergen
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012.
Series: Moravian MUPO title
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Whether it's brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning-for taking thoughts in the mind of one human being, and summoning similar thoughts in the mind of another. This is an amazing ability, one that is both uniquely and universally human. Yet the science of meaning has lagged behind the other cognitive sciences. That's because, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bergen, Benjamin K.
Louder than words.
New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012
(DLC) 2012024985
(OCoLC)778420571
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin K Bergen
ISBN: 9780465033331 0465033334
OCLC Number: 815770495
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Moravian MUPO title
Responsibility: Benjamin K. Bergen.

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