Bruce Bridgeman (1992) Language and Planning: one Mechanism or Two?
. Psycoloquy: 3(28) Consciousness (13)
Versions: ASCII formatted
Psycoloquy 3(28): Language and Planning: one Mechanism or Two?
LANGUAGE AND PLANNING: ONE MECHANISM OR TWO?
Reply to Noble on Bridgeman on Consciousness
Dept. of Psychology
Kerr Hall UCSC
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95064
Noble suggests it would be more effective for
plan-monitoring and plan-executing mechanisms to connect with each
other directly, in the brain. I in fact hypothesized this
connectionin my article. Noble's statements about language are
accurate, but he has the phylogenetic developmental sequence the
wrong way around. My hypothesis that language and planning share
some of the same mechanisms requires that the two appear together
both in phylogenesis and in ontogenesis, and this seems to be what
consciousness, language, plans, motivation, evolution,