Life without language « Neuroanthropology

I’ve often pondered what it would be like to think if I had no language.  There are quite a few schools of thought that suggest that language acts like a scaffold that allows higher functions to be created and without some form of language structure it would not be possible to function in the way that we do these days.  The idea that language allows us to be smart.

Well, actually, it seems that there are a few individuals that have grown up with no language and their interaction with the world is fascinating.

I found this account of how Susan Schaller interacted with Ildefonso a gentleman who grew up without language deeply fascinating, and it makes my brain squiggle with thought.

Life without language « Neuroanthropology.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s