The interconnectedness of our bodies and our minds | Antonio Damasio

Human beings have an innate capacity for pattern recognition. It is part of the ways our brains learn to process information we perceive from the physical world. However, perceptions only represent one level or scale of patterns. There are also associative patterns to be found in the interactions of perceptions and, at yet another level, […]

From reference to representation: The emergence of a framework

Applying an evolutionary perspective to Peirce’s work on signs, Deacon used iconic, indexical, and symbolic reference to describe “the logic of thought processes,” specifically looking at how they inform the development of language abilities. In doing so, he also outlined an emergent systems perspective of the relationships among these types of reference. This outline provides […]