George Lakoff: Cascade theory: Embodied Cognition and Language from a Neural Perspective

Departmental Seminar
Open to the Public
Frankel Leo ut 30-34
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:00am
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

A general overview of a theory of embodied cognition under development by myself and Srini Narayanan. It will begin with basic cognitive linguistics: Embodied Schemas, Frames, Conceptual Metaphor and Metonymy, Blends, Constructions, and the basic experiments, and will present in general form a theory of the neural circuitry needed to characterize these phenomena in detail. The presentation will be informal and for a nontechnical audience. It will flesh out the presentation on Neural Politics given the previous day.