When Experimental study meets Ancient Chinese language study: A Comparative study or Complementary verification study

Yancheng Yang
2018 Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Social Science and Modern Education Conference (SSME 2018)   unpublished
Recently experimental study paradigms are widely applied into the language study. The experimental results about the topic "Interactions among space, time and number" can be attested or identified by the linguistic expressions and Symbolic Cognitive Artifacts in Ancient China. To some extent, the language study is a basic complementary verification for experimental study. In this paper, I will use these symbolic cognitive artefacts (the Yellow River Map and the Luoshu Square) in Yi-Ching as a
more » ... ndow into the mind, and discuss them in relation to cognitive archeology. And I give a full account of the artefacts, including a full account of the textual sources to understand how these artefacts were employed. Finally I claim that the artifacts can provide a window into the mind, just like language does. Introduction Space, time, and number are the three basic dimensions or domains about how we act within and reason about the world, which are systematically intertwined in behavior, language, and the brain. That is to say, not only for experimental study in behavior and the brain, but also for language study, we can't neglect the three domains. Recently, cross-domain interactions study is a popular topic. Interactions between space, time, and number have become a major issue in cognitive science. These interactions suggest that the representation of both time and numbers might be deeply rooted in cortical networks that also benefit spatial cognition[1][2][3][4][5][6]. Especially for Winter (2015), there are mainly two articles talking about cross-domain interactions. One is "Of magnitudes and metaphors: cognitive interactions between space, time and number" [6], the other one is "Mental number space in three dimensions" [7]. Dehaene (2011) in his book Space, Time and Number in the Brain also discussed about the relationship about the three domains[5]. In this paper, I will mainly consider Winter's research [6] [7] and Dehaene's book[5] as my references. My general hypothesis is like the following: To some extent, the Neuropsychological experiment results or cognitive neuroscience achievements about the topic "Interactions among space, time and number" can be attested or identified by the linguistic expressions and Symbolic
doi:10.2991/ssme-18.2018.10 fatcat:rh2tqmnrvfchdkr52jbmopqulu