In his first book, Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning, linguist Benjamin K. Bergen manages to make a large amount of scientific research both accessible and entertaining. Dr. Bergen is one of the new breed of linguists who are working with neuroscientists to explore some of the key questions about language and the brain. When I interviewed him recently (BSP 94), we talked about the challenges of writing about how science is really done, but we focused on one of the key questions facing cognitive neuroscience: how does the brain understand language?
How to get this episode:
- Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning, by Benjamin K. Bergen.
- Embodied Cognition, by Lawrence Shapiro (BSP 73).
- Philosophy in the Flesh : The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought, by George Lakoff, Mark Johnson.
- volution of Language (BSP 30).
- Introduction to Embodied Cognition with Art Glenberg (BSP 36).
- inquist Alice Gaby (BSP 41).
- Lawrence Shapiro, author of Embodied Cognition (BSP 73).
- Evan Thompson, co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (BSP 89).
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