Human Language - Human Consciousness
When apes experience human-rearing and are exposed to a human language they begin to display the human patterns of self-awareness and self-reflection by 6 months of age. An obvious index of self-awareness is the use of a mirror to view the self as the self is being intentionally altered (or immediately after it has been altered). Many apes explore their image by seeking out a mirror to look...
listening to "Allen Toussaint : Dear Old... →
♫ Allen Toussaint - Dear Old Southland. from the album The Bright Mississippi (2009).
‘Dreams are but lies’ says an old maxim; but when our last hour is at hand , and but a few brief minutes are left to what was ‘I’, pale lights before the eyes are fast growing dim, who can tell by what mark to distinguish you, O memories of the actual life, from you, O mirages of the dream-life? - Paul Bourget (1852-1935)