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The role of motor-sensory feedback in the evolution of mind

  • Bruce Bridgeman (a1)

Seemingly small changes in brain organization can have revolutionary consequences for function. An example is evolution's application of the primate action-planning mechanism to the management of communicative sequences. When feedback from utterances reaches the brain again through a mechanism that evolved to monitor action sequences, it makes another pass through the brain, amplifying the human power of thinking.

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B. Bridgeman (1986) Relations between the physiology of attention and the physiology of consciousness. Psychological Research 48:259–66.

H. Heckhausen (1991) Motivation and action. Springer-Verlag.

G. A. Miller , E. H. Galanter & K. H. Pribram (1960) Plans and the structure of behavior. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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