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The Symbolic Threshold: A Dynamic form of the Mind as an Expression of Radiant Thinking

Felice Corona1, Francesco Perrotta2, Emilia Tartaglia Polcini3 and Carla Cozzarelli1
  • 1 University Telematica Pegaso, Italy
  • 2 University of Perugia, Italy
  • 3 Provincial Education Office, Italy


Problem statement: The definition of "symbolic species" used by Terrence W. Deacon means more complete the process of monitoring the encounter between semiotics and cognitive sciences neurosemiotics better defined. Approach: The mechanism of the symbolic threshold means that it is put in place an approach to reality no longer seen as a representative of simple association, but under a restructuring or a recombination, at least relatively stable, a number of different elements in a hierarchical plan. Possible will be a channel for research that is based on the theoretical model called "symbolic" and use the model interactive / cognitive develop through which different forms of language, communication and supports the expression and actions of each of us. From the neurobiological point of view, with regard to neuronal function, several theories are based on brain function as a binder with extreme plasticity, consistent with fragments of information to higher levels of the brain are organized and interact in order to acquire meaning. These transactions are done through organizing maps consist of groups of neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters, continuous regeneration to form categories of objects and events to recognize. Results: The most effective in building a map of the difference of a traditional information technology, borrowed from the language suggested by our mind, are much more spontaneous and direct .The study showed the effectiveness of this tool as the construction of knowledge of the inexhaustible capacity of the mind during laboratory work at the Degree of Education, University of Salerno (Italy), compared to affected users mainly adopt systems, strategies and possible interventions for teaching in kindergartens and adolescence. Conclusion: Applicability of the questionnaires were administered in teaching and scientific mind map. The consequences of the administration of the questionnaire has far exceeded expectations and led the students, the motivation to carry out projects to promote knowledge of the fundamentals of experience in various fields and disciplines, through a system that is considered usable, functional, from early childhood, particularly for people with disabilities.

Neuroscience International
Volume 1 No. 2, 2010, 34-37


Submitted On: 22 February 2011 Published On: 31 December 2010

How to Cite: Corona, F., Perrotta, F., Polcini, E. T. & Cozzarelli, C. (2010). The Symbolic Threshold: A Dynamic form of the Mind as an Expression of Radiant Thinking. Neuroscience International, 1(2), 34-37.

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  • People with disabilities
  • cognitive neurosemiotics
  • interactive model
  • cognitive maps
  • synapses and neurotransmitters
  • radiant thinking