Human Language & Communication: Bayes’ Theorem & Deciphering Your Boss’s Behavior

Welcome to the second article in our Human Language & Communication series. If you haven’t already, we recommend that you start with the first article in the series: Words, Meaning, & Misunderstandings. In our previous article, we used the concepts of manifest and latent meaning to describe the literal and inferred levels of meaning contained […]

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Human Language & Communication: Words, Meaning, and Misunderstandings

Language provides the cognitive scaffolding upon which lexical thought and speech are constructed. Thought and speech, in turn, facilitate complex intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, respectively. Given the importance of language to human cognition and social function, it may not surprise the reader to learn that the average native English speaker knows a staggering 40,000 words […]

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