Could movement, not language, be the foundation of thought? Pictures (including mental movies) are remembered far better than words. Both recognition and recall - of faces, scenes, and events - are utterly wordless processes, and much of our most abstract thinking is done without words. In her new book, Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky discusses the mental primacy of bodily action. MIT's Steven Pinker says that Mind in Motion is "an intriguing exploration of the spatial thinking that is embedded in our reasoning, our language, and our culture."
Speaker: Barbara Tversky, Columbia Univ.
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