The Scope of Human Thought
Mark B. Turner
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
August 17, 2009
Biologically, we resemble other animals, but mentally, we leave them in the dust. The scope of human thought is vast. Why are we so different? This think-piece explores the scope of human thought, its possible origins, and the mental operations that make it possible.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Conceptual integration, blending, primate, mental time-travel, Tulving, Damasio, Neisser, explanation, prediction, brain imaging, brain mapping, neurophysiology, image schemas, art, norms, niches, culture
Date posted: August 19, 2009 ; Last revised: August 27, 2009
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