Language and Consciousness (#W400)
This is a special two-hour, four-part InnerWork program featuring one of the most insightful minds we have ever encountered.
Part I: Are our thoughts shaped by the language we use?
Part II: How We Understand Language
Part III: The Evolution of Language
Part IV: Consciousness and Cognition.
Stephen Pinker, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of Visual Cognition and The Language Instinct.
|"Take one of those unintentionally ambiguous newspaper headlines, like 'Stud Tires Out,' which was in a New Hampshire newspaper when they banned stud tires. But most people give it a different interpretation, the fact that there can be two ideas underlying the words shows that words and thoughts can't be the same thing."|