Tag: Brain

Modular vs. Unitary (Non-Modular) Views on the Brain and Mind

This article aims at delineating the two distinguished paradigms as far as their views towards learning in general and language in particular are concerned. Moreover, it attempts to discuss different views on the flaws and praises raised by each of their proponents and opponents. Therefore, the purpose of this article

Brain Diseases in Mesopotamian Societies

In ancient Mesopotamia were not practiced neither autopsies nor dissections, so the internal organs of human body were known only from occasional inspections on wounds and injuries. The brain was considered as a part of the head and was not related to mental activity. However, Babylonian and Assyrian physicians were

Henric Sanielevici – from Literary Criticism to Anatomy or How Does the Size of the Skull Influence Literature?

The aim of the present paper is to deal with the relationship between literary criticism and anatomy. To be more precise it will discuss one of Henric Sanielevici’s theories, according to which the literary text can only be understood by taking into account the color of the eyes, the conformatioan

Neurolinguistics Aspects of Second Language Acquisition

Fundamental breakthroughs in the neurosciences, combined with technical innovations for measuring brain activity, are shedding new light on the neural basis of second language (L2) processing, and on its relationship to native language processing (L1) (Perani & Abutalebi, 2005).  Over the past two decades, a large body of neuroimaging studies

Is There a Relationship Between Consciousness and Epilepsy?

The aim of this article is to describe the relationship between consciousness and epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which can be seen all over the world. It can be diagnosed by the brain’s electrical activity (EEG). The determination of epileptic attacks by EEG signals is quite common in both

A Repeated Signal Difference for Recognising Patterns

This paper describes a new mechanism that might help with defining pattern sequences, by the fact that it can produce an upper bound on the ensemble value that can persistently oscillate with the actual values produced from each pattern. With every firing event, a node also receives an on/off feedback

Brain Functors: a Mathematical Model of Intentional Perception and Action

Category theory has foundational importance because it provides conceptual lenses to characterize what is important and universal in mathematics – with adjunctions being the primary lens. If adjunctions are so important in mathematics, then perhaps they will isolate concepts of some importance in the empirical sciences. But the applications of

Brain and Artificial Intelligence

From ancient times, the history of human beings has developed through a succession of steps and sometimes jumps, until reaching at the relative sophistication of the modern brain and culture. Researchers are attempting to create systems that mimic human thinking, understand speech, or beat the best human chess player. Understanding

Conscience in Language Teaching

Conscience in Language Teaching and its Relationship with Language Proficiency and Emotional Intelligence of EFL Teachers by Sedighe Jalili Kalangestani was published here. Several factors contribute to the efficacy of an English language teacher, among which, language proficiency and emotional intelligence. Yet, there is a newly developed factor which claims to