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Unformatted text preview: 1 Language & Communication I Bio NB 222 April 4, 2008 On Communication • Communication: a behavioral act by a sender sending a mutually comprehensible message to a receiver(s ) to bring about an adaptive goal . • The Reporter’s job—to communicate the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a story/message. On Communication • Communication: a behavioral act by a sender sending a mutually comprehensible message to a receiver(s ) to bring about an adaptive goal . • The Reporter’s job—to communicate the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a story. • Sensory System’s job – Identification: what, who – Location/source: where, when • Cognitive System’s job – Why and how (also when, as a sequencer of info) Speech may be Special, but it’s not all there is to communication. • Only humans have speech. • Language is not only speech. Sign language is an example. • Non-verbal signals convey information—body language speaks volumes. • The “theory of mind”—the awareness that other people have the same thoughts and feelings that I have—empathic function of cognition....
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