Jean-louis Dessalles


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My research focuses on the quest for fundamental principles underlying the language faculty and its biological origins.
I found that simplicity (or complexity drop) predicts narrative interest.
I found a concise model of argumentative relevance.
I found that human language behaviour can be described and explained as an instance of honest signalling.

[Online papers]    [Books]
[Interviews in the Media and popular science papers]    
[Talks]    [Teaching]

    

News

Emission à France Inter (20 juin 2016): La mémoire du vivant.

Mathieu Vidard. Invités : P-H. Gouyon, J-L. Dessalles

    

Emission à RFI (23 mai 2016): Quel est le fil de la vie ?

Caroline LACHOWSKY. Invités : P-H. Gouyon, J-L. Dessalles

    

Le Fil de la vie. Nouveau livre (avril 2016 chez Odile Jacob)

avec C. Gaucherel et P.-H. Gouyon

    

    

    

Publications

Online papers sorted by date and by topic

Interviews in the media and popular science papers

Talks (past and future)

    

Topics

Simplicity Theory
Evolutionary origins of language
Cognitive modelling of interest in conversational narratives
Cognitive modelling of relevance in argumentative discussions
Cognitive modelling of spontaneous conversation
Cognitive modelling of meaning
Cognitive modelling of emotional intensity
Cognitive modelling of concept learning
Qualia cannot be epiphenomenal (but the expl. gap is intact)
Emergence as complexity drop

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Simplicity Theory

visit: simplicitytheory.org

Books

    

    

    

    

    

Le Fil de la vie
la face immatérielle du vivant
(avec C. Gaucherel et P.-H. Gouyon)
Odile Jacob : 2016

    

La pertinence
et ses origines cognitives

nouvelles théories
Hermes Science : 2008

    

Why We Talk
the evolutionary origins of language
Oxford University Press: 2007

    

Les origines de la culture:
les origines du langage
(avec P. Picq et B. Victorri)
Le Pommier : 2006

    

Aux origines du langage
une histoire naturelle de la parole
Hermes Science : 2000

    

L’ordinateur génétique
Hermes Science : 1996

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