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    Sandy ideas and coloured days: Some computational implications of embodiment

    Reilly, Ronan (1995) Sandy ideas and coloured days: Some computational implications of embodiment. Artificial Intelligence Review, 9 (4). pp. 305-322. ISSN 0269-2821

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    This paper is an exploration of the relationship between language and vision from the perspective of language evolution on the one hand, and metaphor on the other. Recent research has suggested that the origins of human language capacity can be traced to the evolution of a region in the brain that permits the interaction of information from sensory and motor cortices. In light of this, it is hypothesised that the computational mechanisms of language are derived from those of the sensory-motor domain, and that the pervasiveness of metaphor is one manifestation of language's computational antecedants. A variety of cognitive and computational implications are drawn from these hypotheses.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at DOI: 10.1007/BF00849042
    Keywords: language evolution; metaphor; synesthesia; cortical computation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8206
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    Depositing User: Prof. Ronan Reilly
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 15:40
    Journal or Publication Title: Artificial Intelligence Review
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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