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The Mechanics of Conceptual Thinking

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2019.102028, PP. 353-406

Keywords: Neocortex, Amygdala, Hippocampus, Verbal Areas, Conceptual Thinking, Articulated Verbal Language, Mathematical Nonverbal Language

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Description of the mechanics of conceptual thinking?that?stems?from interaction sequences between the limbic system and the verbal areas of the neocortex. Description of the rise of the attention level to full active awareness when a feeling of uneasiness due to a verbal stimulus is triggered by the amygdala, followed by an active cogitation process involving the verbal areas of the neocortex, ending in the strengthening in the neocortex by the hippocampus of a synaptic network corresponding to a modified verbal sequence that removes or reduces the feeling of uneasiness that initiated the sequence. Description of the generalization abilitythat?emerges from the use of articulated languages, acquired by education, from which conceptual thinking andalso?the collectively intelligible mathematical language emerge that also develops to various degrees in some individuals by education. Description of the mathematical thinking mode, about?whose engrams have been located in the neocortex in areas that do not overlap the verbal areas.

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