The Method Section: Social Cognition and Language
00:00 – Introduction
03:44 – Social cognition and language
09:56 – Mechanisms of language
16:23 – Summary
17:53 Ending and Outro
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This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at social cognition and language. Why are social cognition and language so tightly linked? Explore why language is such a fundamental property of humanity, why it led to our success and why it is thought as the crucial mechanism for the advancement of cultural complexity. Here you will also find out about the underlying mechanisms of language and where else we see them in the animal kingdom, and why exploring the evolutionary history of animals that don’t have the uniquely human trait of language is important to understanding it. Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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