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The Resource The recursive mind : the origins of human language, thought, and civilization, Michael C. Corballis

The recursive mind : the origins of human language, thought, and civilization, Michael C. Corballis

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The recursive mind : the origins of human language, thought, and civilization
Title
The recursive mind
Title remainder
the origins of human language, thought, and civilization
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Corballis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts. "I think, therefore I am," is an example of recursive thought, because the thinker has inserted himself into his thought. Recursion enables us to conceive of our own minds and the minds of others. It also gives us the power of mental "time travel"--The ability to insert past experiences, or imagined future one
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corballis, Michael C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human evolution
  • Brain
  • Language and languages
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Brain
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human evolution
  • Language and languages
  • Evolution
  • Kognition
  • Psychologie
  • Rekursion
  • Sprachursprung
  • Kognitive Entwicklung
  • Denken
  • Subjektive Theorie
  • Zivilisation
  • Hominisation
  • Language and languages
  • Language evolution
  • Evolutionspsykologi
  • Språkets uppkomst
  • Hjärna
  • Kognition
  • Language
  • Biological Evolution
  • Brain
  • Thinking
Label
The recursive mind : the origins of human language, thought, and civilization, Michael C. Corballis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Recursion? -- Part 1. Language -- Part 2. Mental Time Travel -- Part 3. Theory of Mind -- Part 4. Human Evolution
Control code
ocn721194567
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400838332
Lccn
2010043084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5xt996
  • db0f1859-1ee4-4940-b9b6-cffd770de5b6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)721194567
Label
The recursive mind : the origins of human language, thought, and civilization, Michael C. Corballis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Recursion? -- Part 1. Language -- Part 2. Mental Time Travel -- Part 3. Theory of Mind -- Part 4. Human Evolution
Control code
ocn721194567
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400838332
Lccn
2010043084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5xt996
  • db0f1859-1ee4-4940-b9b6-cffd770de5b6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)721194567

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