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The Scope of Human Thought


Mark B. Turner


Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

August 17, 2009


Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: August 19, 2009 ; Last revised: August 27, 2009

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Turner, Mark B., The Scope of Human Thought (August 17, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1457344

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Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States
HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org
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