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Metaphor and Mental Duality

Harnad, Stevan (1982) Metaphor and Mental Duality. [Book Chapter]

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Given certain premises, there are both empirical and logical reasons for expecting a certain division of labor in the processing of information by the human brain: a functional bifurcation into what may be called, to a first approximation, "verbal" and "nonverbal" modes of information- processing. This dichotomy is not quite satisfactory, however, for metaphor, which in its most common guise is a literary, and hence a fortiori a "verbal" phenomenon, may in fact be more a function of the "nonverbal" than the "verbal" mode.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:cognition, learning, perception, language, metaphor, creativity, verbal, mental duality, analogy, analog representation, laterality
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Psycholinguistics
ID Code:1569
Deposited By:Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:18 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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