Imagination & Play 02The growth of language itselfTheme:imagination, playSummaryTranscript
When you give them a name, a word for a thing, the word and the thing build into the brain as a single neural pattern, as a neural field network. The brain does not build a neural network of the thing, its taste, touch, smell, feel and in quality, and all of that, and then in addition, add to it its name as though that's a separate item. The name builds in as an integral part of the whole structure of knowledge, as Paget calls it. A structure of knowledge is a neural pattern that results from the child's inner action with an object or an event of his physical world out there. And the brain responds by creating those, particularly neural fields that can handle that kind of phenomena, and the way those fields interact with all the other fields. And the name and the thing build as a single unit.