oa Alternation - In the mind's eye: the role of conceptual blending in having others see what you mean

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Reduced to its essence language is a neurological process that enables an individual human to give others access to her/his innermost conscious awarenesses, and to gain access to the innermost conscious awarenesses of others, thereby creating a mental state of shared or communal consciousness known as communication. Communication is a meeting of minds during which two or more individual participants use extensive sets of symbols in a complex variety of patterns to see eye to eye, to have in mind and exchange concepts about the same aspects of a commonly experienced present, a remembered past an envisaged future or an imagined alternative reality.

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