Re: Chomsky and evolved language circuitry

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 04:56:05 MDT

On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 03:50:39PM -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Broca's area. Wernicke's area. Of course there's specialized circuitry
> for language.

But how does it appear? To a large extent cortex is cortex, and one part
can do the same job as any other part, suitably innervated. It seems it
is composed of repetitions of some general computational module, a kind
of squishy computronium. Is the language areas learned, just as higher
order visual areas self-organise because they get input from lower level
areas, or are there any special affordances for the language areas?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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