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In adaptability conscious man exceeds all other species. Granit 74 The direction has been towards greater complexity as a means of increasing adaptability to environmental change and towards increased ability to manipulate and modify the environment in the interests of survival.
Self awareness is closely associated with the language capacity. It is doubtful whether one can construct an adequate account of human consciousness without including in it the language capacity.
At the foundation of being human is the evolution and development of language; language made possible both the development of the individual consciousness - we use words to become aware of ourselves - and also of the social consciousness. With the birth of self-awareness came perception of the self of others, of their self-awareness.
The ever growing extent and complexity of human culture - manifested necessarily in the group, the human society, and not possible for the individual in total isolation - was founded on the development of language. It is language which made the existence of moral codes possible, allowed the perception of kinship systems, laid the basis for continuing social structures, allowed religions to be founded and science to progress.
With group feeling probably an elaboration of the mother-infant relation, language made possible the growth of the group solidarity, the social consciousness characteristic of humanity. Before science, there must be consciousness and we perceive the natural world only through consciousness; 5.
The essential problem of philosophy is the problem of the whole of which we are part, our bodies and brains as part of nature. Philosophy can advance as science increasingly tackles the physiological and neurological foundations of human behaviour.
Ultimately 'understanding the mind may not be as intricate as our vanity hoped or our intellect feared' Llinas Without a new input from the brain sciences, philosophy, a discipline founded on language and on the manipulation of the meaning of words and sentences,is in practice in no better position to explain its primitive concepts,e. Philosophy cannot by verbal manipulation arrive at any deeper understanding of 'mind', 'thought', 'belief', 'knowledge', The power of words in this context will come from their reality as neural patterning, with a real relation to the processes or states to which the words refer.
On this approach, the word 'consciousness' is a real neural organisation which has a real relation to the neural organisation activity? There is intensive but inconclusive discussion in progress for example at the massively attended Tucson conferences but also in many other fora and journals on the nature and origin of consciousness. The absence of consensus is demonstrated by the proliferation of competing books, papers and theories.
Some think that brains cause consciousness in exactly the same sense that stomachs cause digestion Searle ; others that in essence the brain is a parallel computer, functioning in terms of competing multiple drafts with no single centre in charge but many working in parallel to make sense of events and prepare decisions Dennett. Even the identification of the problem is sharply debated, from Chalmers' description of the Hard Problem of Consciousness to Patricia Churchland's view that there are other equally hard problems in understanding human functioning and that the time has not yet arrived for treating the question of consciousness separately before much more progress has been made, for example, in understanding the neurological basis of motor control.
Velmans argues that since perceptions of the physical world are constructs of perceptual processing, they are therefore part of the contents of consciousness, which means that both dualist and reductionist models of consciousness have to be rejected.
Instead he proposes a "reflexive" model of the way consciousness relates to the brain and the physical world. This suggests that if ideas about consciousness are to be translated at some stage into neural terms, the most promising approach would be to attempt to suggest what researchers might look for using PET, fMRI and MEG scanning techniques, for example using these techniques to get a clearer idea of absolute and relative timing in activation of different brain areas. It seems plausible that, as the human brain became relatively larger than that of other primates, time delays within the brain would increase and leave open the possibility of mirroring within the brain, reflection note also the work of Gallese and his colleagues on mirror neurons.
Human consciousness then might be seen as the physical possibility of the perception of perception within a large enough brain, a reverberation of perceptual processes.
William James wrote about the significance of introspection; introspection was out of fashion but recently has had a revival. It is perhaps the best? Many who are writing and have written on consciousness give the impression that they are word-constipated or consciousness-blind, or at best partially sighted. There is no reason to believe that a purely verbal approach to the study of consciousness can produce useful results or that typical psychological research paradigms can demonstrate anything of importance.
Perhaps we should pay more attention to traditional Yoga and Sufi practical experience of the types and hierarchies of consciousness. The investigation of consciousness should be set in the context of evolutionary theory. Both consciousness and language are ultimately part of physical and physiological reality. The Motor Theory of Language Origin and Function Cortona proposes that language originated as an exaptation of previously existing systems which had evolved for motor control, interlinking motor, perceptual and articulatory processes and programs.
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Newhaven CN: Yale U. Penrose, R. The illness did not remain with her for long but brought in deafness and blindness in her. Helen used 60 of her home signs while communicating with her family. In Helen was sent by her mother while being accompanied by her father to seek the help of Dr. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in Baltimore, for advice.
Bell further made Helen and her family go to Perkins Institute for the Blind where Laura Bridgman had received her formal education. Anne initially taught Helen how to communicate by spelling words through her hands. Anne gave a clear picture of all the words and Helen learnt the symbolic ideas of water, mug and all other things. Keller had a protruding left eye which we get to know from most of her profile photographs.
In Keller received her graduation from Radcliffe College at the age of Anne married John Macy in Her health declined somewhere around Keller recruited Polly Thompson to keep her house. Thompson was a young Scottish woman who had no prior experience dealing with deaf or blind people but she managed well and became a secretary to Helen.
Polly always accompanied Helen and became a constant companion in the later years. Socio-Political Activities Helen Keller became a world renowned writer and a magnificent orator. She is remembered even today for her tremendous efforts and contributions in advocating the cause of people with disabilities and many other social causes.
Helen played an integral role in promoting birth control, suffrage and was a pacifist in ideas. In she found the Helen Keller International HKI organization along with George Kessler which devoted its work and research in the areas of vision, health and nutrition. Keller was accompanied by Sullivan in 39 foreign country trips. Helen Keller was greatly interested in activism because of her extreme concern for blindness and other disabilities. She regularly wrote for IWW from to For the first time I, who had thought blindness a misfortune beyond human control, found that too much of it was traceable to wrong industrial conditions, often caused by the selfishness and greed of employers.
And the social evil contributed its share. Keller supported Socialist Party candidate Eugene V. Debs in all of her presidential campaigns. Writing Career Helen had written 12 books which were all published besides writing various articles. It was found that Keller may have experienced cryptomnesia and had forgotten the story written by Canby read out to her but had subconsciously remembered the storyline.
Final Years and Death Helen Keller was attacked by several strokes in