|SIMPLICITY: Simplicity Theory & Artificial Intelligence
EVOL.&LANG.: Evolutionary origins of language and of cognition
NARRATIVE: Cognitive modelling of interest in conversational narratives
ARGUMENTATION: Cognitive modelling of relevance in argumentative discussions
MEANING: Cognitive modelling of meaning
|CONVERSATION: Cognitive modelling of spontaneous conversation
EMOTION: Cognitive modelling of emotional intensity
LEARNING: Cognitive modelling of concept learning
CONSCIOUSNESS: Qualia cannot be epiphenomenal (but the expl. gap is intact)
EMERGENCE: Emergence as complexity drop
EVOL.&INFORM.: Evolution and information
|I developed several arguments to show that human communication did not emerge as a form of cooperation. I am suggesting that the biological function of human language is to display qualities that are sought after when choosing profitable coalition partners. The ability to be relevant would be a crucial quality in the particular politics of our species. The consistency of the idea is tested through mathematical modelling and computer simulation.|
|Exposé aux Entretiens de la Cité 2016 "Humain" à l’Hôtel de Ville de Lyon (5 novembre 2016).
Vidéo de la présentation: Et le langage créa l’être humain.
|Interview dans le film d’Emmanuel Leconte et Franck Guérin, diffusé sur Arte le 14.07.2015|