Jean-louis Dessalles


DIG Team    


        

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. → read more
I found a concise model of argumentative relevance. → read more
I found that human language behaviour can be described and explained as an instance of honest signalling. → read more

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

    

         Des intelligences TRES artificielles
Vient de paraître aux Editions
Odile Jacob (janvier 2019)

    

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 and of cognition
Cognitive modelling of interest in conversational narratives
Cognitive modelling of relevance in argumentative discussions
Cognitive modelling of meaning
Cognitive modelling of spontaneous conversation
Cognitive modelling of emotional intensity
Cognitive modelling of concept learning
Qualia cannot be epiphenomenal (but the expl. gap is intact)
Emergence as complexity drop
Evolution and information

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visit: simplicitytheory.science

Books

  

  

  

  

  

  

Des intelligences TRES artificielles

Odile Jacob : 2019

  

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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