The Biological Foundations of Gestures: Motor and Semiotic Aspects

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shapes which form the entities that the brain must work on in interpreting actions and gestures. We appear to be up against a limit of subjective comprehensibility in studying four-dimensional shapes. It appears that we can deal in them, and must do, when engendering four-dimensional text, but we cannot stand aside from them and manipulate them at the same time. We cannot even represent them, but must put ourselves through a chunk of experience in order to perceive them at all. This does not mean that five-or "n"-dimensional models cannot be constructed, but it might mean that a four-dimensional model of the process of text generation has no predictive value. Perhaps the Greeks were right, and brains do, in fact, project out through the eye.


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