Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning

eBook - 2012
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Whether it's brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning-for taking thoughts in the mind of one human being, and summoning similar thoughts in the mind of another. This is an amazing ability, one that is both uniquely and universally human. Yet the science of meaning has lagged behind the other cognitive sciences. That's because, as human behaviors go, meaning is comparatively hard to study scientifically. Meaning is internal, intimately personal, and almost entirely hidden. But methodological breakthroughs in the.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780465033331
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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