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Language isn't quite that special


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Bryson, J. J., 2002. Language isn't quite that special. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25 (6), pp. 679-680.

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Abstract

Language isn't the only way to cross modules, nor is it the only module with access to both input and output. Minds don't generally work across modules because this leads to combinatorial explosioin in search and planning. Language is special in being a good vector for mimetics, so it becomes associated with useful cross-module concepts we acquire culturally. Further, language is indexical, so it facilitates computationally expensive operations.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsBryson, J. J.
DOI10.1017/S0140525X02270120
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code5600

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