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Auteur: Roland FRIEDRICH

Logic and Language

Abstract/Résumé: The question of how the language faculty and reasoning are related is not yet fully understood. The strongest hypothesis states that reasoning is fully embedded into language, i.e., the core computational procedures which subserve natural language processing are also the ones that subserve reasoning, logical thinking and mathematics. However, there is increasing evidence, e.g., based on fMRI data, that language does not provide the sought after substrate but rather has itself to be understood as emerging from the interaction of more basic macroscopic neural networks. In this talk we shall review this question from a network centric perspective and present related experimental findings.