I claim that language is a special case of action in the following three senses. First, language is presumably just as intentional as action is, in the precise sense that both involve largely automatic processing of goal-directed representations, with conscious attention essentially granting stability to the process. Second, this largely automatic processing of both language and action seems to be based on a shared generative mechanism, with common neural bases and a quite similar structure of representation. Third, this common process can be described as a bidirectional inferential device, which at the same time allows the prediction of goals from means and the retrodiction of means from goals.
|Titolo:||Language and action: a common intentional, generative, and inferential process|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|