Meaning In The Brain

July 24, 2018|
Meaning In The Brain by Giosuè Baggio
$76.31 
$86.00 save 11%
Hardcover
Earn 382 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 1-2 weeks.
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

An argument that the meaning of written or auditory linguistic signals is not derived from the input but results from the brain''s internal construction process.

When we read a text or listen to speech, meaning seems to be given to us instantaneously, as if it were part of the input. In Meaning in the Brain, Giosuè Baggio explains that this is an illusion created by the tremendous speed at which sensory systems and systems for meaning and grammar operate in the brain. Meaning, Baggio argues, is not derived from input but results from the brain''s internal construction process. With this book, Baggio offers the first integrated, multilevel theory of semantics in the brain, describing how meaning is generated during language comprehension, production, and acquisition.

Baggio''s theory draws on recent advances in formal semantics and pragmatics, including vector-space semantics, discourse representation theory, and signaling game theory. It is designed to explain a growing body of experimental results on semantic processing that have accumulated in the absence of a unifying theory since the introduction of electrophysiology and neuroimaging methods.

Baggio argues that there is evidence for the existence of three semantic systems in the brain—relational semantics, interpretive semantics, and evolutionary semantics—and he discusses each in turn, developing neural theories of meaning for all three. Moreover, in the course of his argument, Baggio addresses several long-standing issues in the neuroscience of language, including the role of compositionality as a principle of meaning construction in the brain, the role of sensory-motor processes in language comprehension, and the neural and evolutionary links among meaning, consciousness, sociality, and action.

Giosuè Baggio is Professor of Psycholinguistics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Loading
Title:Meaning In The BrainFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:376 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.25 inShipping dimensions:376 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.25 inPublished:24 juillet 2018Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262038129

ISBN - 13:9780262038126

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: