The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending And The Mind's Hidden Complexities

The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending And The Mind's Hidden Complexities

Gilles Fauconnier, Mark Turner


In its first twenty years, a lot of cognitive technological know-how fascinated by such psychological features as reminiscence, studying, symbolic suggestion, and language acquisition --the capabilities within which the human brain such a lot heavily resembles a working laptop or computer. yet people are greater than pcs, and the state of the art examine in cognitive technological know-how is more and more interested in the extra mysterious, inventive facets of the brain. the best way we expect is a landmark synthesis that exemplifies this new course. the idea of conceptual mixing is already well known in laboratories in the course of the global; this publication is its definitive assertion. Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner argue that each one studying and all pondering include blends of metaphors in line with easy physically studies. those blends are then themselves combined jointly into an more and more wealthy constitution that makes up our psychological functioning in sleek society. A kid's whole improvement comprises studying and navigating those blends. the best way we predict indicates how this mixing operates; the way it is tormented by (and provides upward thrust to) language, identification, and proposal of classification; and the principles during which we use blends to appreciate principles which are new to us. the result's a daring, fascinating, and obtainable new view of the way the brain works.

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