Brain, Language and the Origin of Human Mental Functions

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We propose that to understand the biological and neurophysiological processes that give rise to human mental phenomena it is necessary to consider them as behavioral relational phenomena. In particular, we propose that: a) these phenomena take place in the relational manner of living that human language constitutes, and b) that they arise as recursive operations in such behavioral domain. Accordingly, we maintain that these phenomena do not take place in the brain, nor are they the result of a unique operation of a human brain, but arise with the participation of the brain as it generates the behavioral relational dynamics that constitutes language.
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