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Space to ReasonA Spatial Theory of Human Thought$
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Markus Knauff

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018654

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.001.0001

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What We Can Learn from a Neanderthal Woman

What We Can Learn from a Neanderthal Woman

(p.204) (p.205) 9 What We Can Learn from a Neanderthal Woman
Space to Reason

Markus Knauff

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This chapter discusses some practical implications of space to reason theory for other areas of cognitive research and draws some general conclusions about imagination, spatial representation, and reasoning on the basis of the theories, studies, and ideas. It also discusses how preferred layout models are related to the issue of human rationality. The chapter further explains what the theory has to do with the thoughts of a Neanderthal woman. It concludes with the visual theory of reasoning, stating that it can glorify the role of visual images in understanding the human thought process but that there is a need for a more rational view of imagination to develop a proper understanding of what drives our thinking and reasoning.

Keywords:   reasoning, cognitive research, imagination, spatial representation, Neanderthal woman, visual images

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