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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.

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1457344

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