I chose this rating because this book presents research in an easy to understand manner to help explain how we we comprehend communication.
This little book is a very well written, funny and clever account of important empirical evidence showing how our mind-body works to make sense of the world.
The author is VERY honest about the shortcomings of the theory and what sort of research needs to be done on the topic to answer those questions.
Ben Bergen's Louder Than Words is a book explaining the "embodied simulation" theory of how brains make meaning out of words. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kevin Currie-Knight
Great book for anyone interested in linguistics and the way humans process language. Bergen provides over 200 experimental examples to illustrate his claims. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michael Ian Cohen
Bergen’s book was well worth the read. For myself, it was very much an introduction to embodied language thought, although I’ve seen some materials by Lakoff. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Harries
How the mind makes meaning is a concept that has baffled psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and other scientists devoted to understanding the human condition. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Wayne Dworsky
In clinical work, it became clear that, people create images, feelings, sounds, smels and tastes while speaking and listening. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lucas Derks
I am a researcher in a completely different field, but nonetheless I am interested in how the mind works. Read morePublished 6 months ago by reviewsaurus rex
If you love language and meaning and are looking for a gentle introduction to neuroscience, Louder than Words might be the book for you. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jan Hardenbergh
The book presents a new hypothesis about how the mind makes meaning out of written or spoken languages. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nader Al-Awadhi
While at times the author's thesis and references become too technical for some, the thrust of the ideas is terrific. Read morePublished 8 months ago by factoid junkie