The Biological Foundations of Gestures: Motor and Semiotic Aspects

By Jean-Luc Nespoulous; Paul Perron et al. | Go to book overview
FIG. 7.12. A Caricature of the Brain (a model of the text generator). Highly simplified schematic view of one possible interpretation of the cerebral realities.

microanalysis of videotape of spontaneous interaction also demonstrates copatterning ( Kendon, 1973). Kendon suggests perhaps a separate origin for the kinaesthetic/ visual and auditory modes, but at least at the level of output they appear to share a final common pathway.


CONCLUSION

In this final section, I would like to bring it all together as the brain itself must in so far as the brain product is coherent text. As Paul Bouissac once suggested, it could be that the workings of the mind are to some extent anarchic and do not make sense very well. In struggling to achieve a comprehensible model of the process of generating text we are inevitably engaged in the very process we seek to study and will have a very definite bias towards order and simplicity. We might thus be imposing a value judgment on our model, trying to make one which works well in producing something which is only one aspect of the activity

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