Brains and theories of cognition

Mentifex mentifex at scn.org
Fri Oct 23 11:50:53 EST 1998


Cf http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/~garyjaz/ Gary Jasdewski has written:

> I am doing some research on the intersection of neuroscience
> and second language acquisition.  I've become interested in
> knowing why anyone interested in cognition should pay attention
> to research in the neurosciences.  [ ... ]

  http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ A Linguistic Model of the Brain-Mind:

  /!i!i!i!i!i!\         ________                  /iiiiiiiiiii\
 /visual memory\       /        \                / auditory    \
|               |     /  syntax  \--------------|------------\  |
|               |     \   node   /    ______    |  memory    |  |
|               |      \________/----/      \   |  channel   |  |
|               |           |       /function\  |            |  |
|      /--------|--------\  |       \ cable  /  |            |  |
|      |        |        |  |        \______/   |    ____    |  |
|      |        |       _V__V_           |      |   /    \   |  |
|    __|__      |      /      \          |      |  /stored\  |  |
|   /image\     |     /logico- \---------|------|--\ stem /  |  |
|  /percept\----|----/conceptual\        |      |   \____/   |  |
|  \_______/    |    \ cable    /   _____V__    |     |      |  |
|               |     \________/   /        \---|-----'____  |  |
|               |                 /inflection\  |     /in- \ |  |
|               |                 \  cable   /--|----/flec- \|  |
|               |                  \________/   |    \tion  /   |
|               |                               |     \____/    |

> d.) Finally, a neuroscientific perspective can impose constraints
> on the shape of a theory by requiring that it be neurally plausible.

  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7256/neurosci.html



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