In the past week a question rose with me about the organization of
the brain. On basis of the name of this group I'm posting this question
What's the hierarchy of the reaction on stimuli. If we take a direct
stimulus of a sense (for instance something we hear or see) is this
directly processed and then further interpretated, or does this
interpretation directly follow out of the stimulus. What interests me
most in this case is language. Do we more easily process -and
understand/interpreter- spoken or written text. Is there a (maybe very)
different way in how eventually a text got understood depending on how
it's offered to us.
And if there is a very different way, does this also apply for speaking
and writing/typing (or are those two latter also different?) the text?
I would be very thankful for any response on this question. Though I
would appreciate it if you didn't just answer "go read a textbook". I
would be very pleased if you could e-mail the answer to me, also e-mail
me if you think this question is better of tackled in another newsgroup.
And if you think answering this question is significant enough to post
your answer to the newsgroup that also will suit me fine.
Many thanks in advance (also for ignoring bad English),
Marten Hoekstra, Amsterdam.
e-mail marten at hacktic.nl, martenh at dds.hacktic.nl
(my starting-level knowledge on this subject is university level
biochemistry, as far as that is relevant to this matter)