Louder Than Words

The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning

by Benjamin K. Bergen

Hardcover, 296 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27.99 | purchase

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Louder Than Words
The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
Benjamin K. Bergen

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Describes how meaning is conveyed and processed in the mind, answering questions about how people can understand information about things they have never seen in person and why they move their hands and arms when they speak.

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Although a flying pig doesn't exist in the real world, our brains use what we know about pigs and birds — and superheroes — to create one in our mind's eye when we hear or read those words. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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