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Discussion Prompt: In this discussion forum, you will examine what language says about how the human mind works. More specifically, you will consider whether the language people speak (including the words that are available to them and the way words are organized to convey meaning) merely offers a window into human cognition or it can actually affect the way people perceive and understand the world. Please note that your answer to this question needs be supported by scientific evidence. For your initial post, complete the steps below: • • Watch the videos, Steven Pinker: What our Language Habits Reveal and Keith Chen: Could your Language Affect your Ability to Save Money? on the links between language and cognition. Read The New York Times article Does Your Language Shape How You Think? to further your understanding of the links between language and cognition. Response Needed Language is the core driver to transmission of cultural knowledge and the other primary means through which we gain access to the ideas and contents of the other minds (Brauer, J. (2014). Therefore, language is implicated in contexts that fall in the major aspects of social psychology including attitude change, social perceptions, interaction, personal identity, intergroup bias and even stereotyping as a medium through which ideas and responses are elicited. Language contributes significantly to how human mind works mainly by routinely obliging an individual to narrow on some given kinds of information forcing them to pay keen attention to precise details primarily related to various aspects of experiences that the language users may not necessarily need at all times. These kinds of behaviors are usually cultivated in individuals from their earliest age, they afterward settle into the nature of their minds and even extend beyond the language itself. They eventually affect human experiences, perceptions, associations, feelings memories and orientation in the general world perspective. Human beings live and base their thoughts on behavioral science, which is much preoccupied with information and data organization as a technological behavior control means. In linguistics and philosophy, antimentalist conforms language into the shift of orientation. Therefore, language does not force us to see only what it provide in words; it influences how things are put into groups. We learn groups of things that are similar as well offer them the same label, but what matters most is what counts as being similar enough are categorized under the single label, which may vary from one language to the other. Building on the above-stated ideas, we can deduct that, the information-packaging hypothesis suggests that developing gestures assists language users to organize and package the Visiospatial information into small bits, which can easily be compared to the linear, sequential format of speech (Silvey, C. (2016). When defining a series of complex spatial information, this information must be broken down into units and then sequenced, this helps speakers to select and organize the Visio-spatial information into appropriate groups for visualization. Based on a cognitive position, language development is because of the consequence of several related mechanisms, which is determined by the biological and the programmed processes in addition to the socio-cultural factors as important determinants relating to language development constituting the capacity of human minds and memory. References Brauer, J. (2014). The Brain and Language: How Our Brains Communicate. Frontiers For Young Minds, 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frym.2014.00014 Silvey, C. (2016). Speaking Our Minds: Why human communication is different, and how language evolved to make it special, by Thom Scott-Phillips. Journal Of Language Evolution, 1(1), 88-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jole/lzv002 ...
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Language and Human Mind Response




I tend to agree with the sentiments developed in this article especially the assertion that
language is a core driver to the transmission of culture. Language provides more and significant
information regarding an individual...

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