Re: COMP/NEURO: Images Extracted from Cat Brain

Bryan Moss (
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:37:16 +0100

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> You could say the same about language -- even isolated
> deaf/mute people will "invent" a language to communicate
> with.

What form does the 'language' of an isolated deaf/mute person take? If it's gestures/noises that correspond to objects I would suggest that it serves the same purpose as counting fingers or sketching out ideas, rather than an attempt at communication (since there's no one to communicate with).