Re: tools and language

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 11:38:07 +1000

On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Iain Davidson wrote:

> what they think is going on. It is one of the problems I have with Nick
> Toth's and Kathy Schick's replication approach to stone artefacts that
> simply by demonstrating a replicative method they are not replicating the
> process of manufacture, still less the process of learning that method.

There is a program currently runing in Australia from the Discovery
Channel on Brain with D Suzuki. He showed a man whose blood vessel
exploded in the brain and thus disabled the man from being able to store
information ie. he cannot remember anything that he does, or happens.
However he does remember teh events prior to the accident.

The point I wanted to make is that the disabled man in spite of teh
disability he is learning the skill of craftwork i.e. making chairs etc., a
skill totally new to the person since prior to the accident he was a law
student. Somebody on this list few day sago wondered about the
relationship between the memory, langauge and skills. Maybe this info
will bring some insights.