Steven Pinker: Human Intelligence

In this TED Talk,  Steven Pinker talks about the way we use words, how we learn, and how we relate to others.

Human Intelligence consists of:

  • A repertoire of concepts (objects, space, time, causation, intention) useful in social, knowledge intensive species
  • A process of metaphorical abstraction: conceptual structure bleached of its content, applied to new abstract domains
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