Psychomechanics, China, Rome and the future
Published on Dec 30, 2017
Linguistics occupies a central place in the field of cognitive sciences. Given the primordial role of language in human cognition, it is therefore unavoidable in much of the work in this field. This is obvious for research in psychology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, philosophy, etc. which directly study language activity. The psychomechanics of language of Gustave Guillaume proposes theoretical principles which account for the construction and the functioning of language in the context of operations called “memorial of thought”. Its founder conceived language as “the fore-science of all science.” Cognitive processes related to language are central to this approach, which puts it in line with recent theoretical models based on the neuronal architecture of the brain and aimed at explaining the functioning of thought.