Comunicare il pensiero. Procedure, Immagini, Parole

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Communicate the thought. Procedures, Images, Words

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[Autom. eng. transl.] This text presents itself as a path that unites two paths that are normally addressed separately: thought and communication. The objective pursued, and only to a small extent, is to show some of the many points of tangency between these two very powerful human faculties. The first assumption is that minds think by communicating. It is an original condition of the human being, which has always explored, organizes and represents reality in inter-action with it and with others. The knowledge that derives from it is shared and intersubjective. It develops and is articulated within the functional need and the relational need to communicate with others, to coordinate each other's activities. What are the reciprocal implications and competences of those who "think communicating" and which faculties of thought intervene when we communicate? Three aspects are explored which we consider to be concepts of the binonial thought The first stage of the journey analyzes the different communicable formats of thought. We use multiple signaling systems: from images, words, gestures, music, which presuppose different languages of the mind and different ways of exploring reality. An act of communication, even the simplest, is presented as the articulated and complex set of sounds, gestures and actions. Not a single language but different formats, which in their own denomination provide for communicability: declarative knowledge and propositional thinking, figurative thinking and mental images, narrative and procedural thinking. And so there are many forms that thought can take in a multi-modal and very powerful expressive game, because it allows not only the clarity of information but also the flexibility of evocation and expressive connotation as in gestures, in a painting, a film. Through the analysis of these formats and their languages it was possible to face the second concept-bridge: representation-in-action. Communication is an action that requires knowledge of the procedures that guide interaction in an adequate and understandable way.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Communicate the thought. Procedures, Images, Words
Original languageItalian
PublisherOmega Edizioni
Number of pages318
ISBN (Print)88-7241-412-1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • comunicazione
  • immagini
  • linguaggi
  • pensiero

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