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Author Bergen, Benjamin K.,
Title Louder than words : the new science of how the mind makes meaning / Benjamin K. Bergen.
Imprint New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012.

Series Moravian MUPO title
Subject Meaning (Psychology)
Description 1 online resource.
Note Electronic book.
Contents The polar bear's nose -- Keep your mind on the ball -- Meaning and the mind's eye -- Over the top -- More than words -- Early and often -- What do hockey players know? -- Lost in translation -- Meaning in your grasp -- What is simulation good for? -- The repurposed mind -- Epilogue the crosstalk hypothesis -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Permissions -- Index.
Summary Whether it's brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning-for taking thoughts in the mind of one human being, and summoning similar thoughts in the mind of another. This is an amazing ability, one that is both uniquely and universally human. Yet the science of meaning has lagged behind the other cognitive sciences. That's because, as human behaviors go, meaning is comparatively hard to study scientifically. Meaning is internal, intimately personal, and almost entirely hidden. But methodological breakthroughs in the.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780465033331 (electronic bk.)
0465033334 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 815770495
Additional Format Print version: Bergen, Benjamin K. Louder than words. New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012 9780465028290 (DLC) 2012024985 (OCoLC)778420571