Intelligence may not Depend on Language

Posted 15 Feb 2005 at 17:57 UTC by steve Share This

A BBC News article reveals research done by UK scientists that suggests language may not be necessary for intelligence, particularly mathematical reasoning. Rosemary Varley and other researchers at the University of Sheffield department of Human Communication Sciences discovered that patients suffering from severe aphasia who had lost the ability to understand or produce syntactic language, were still able to solve mathematical problems. The new study contradicts prior studies in which subjects used an area of the left frontal lobe associated with language understanding to solve math problems. Researchers now suggest we look for signs of mathematical reasoning in other animals. A paper about this research, titled "Agrammatic but numerate", will be published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

But Language Elevates Intelligence, posted 16 Feb 2005 at 12:14 UTC by AI4U » (Observer)

And language greatly distinguishes us humans from animals, so I am trying to create an artificial general intelligence (AGI) based mainly on a linguistic theory of mind. I have recently begun writing a flex-pub book on AGI at the pay-per-view, AI-funds-generating writing community -- where I would like to invite Robots-Dot-Netters and AI enthusiasts to come and publish information about their work in a growing AI robotics sub- community. -Mentifex (Arthur)

Chestnut. Hoary, Old., posted 17 Feb 2005 at 14:26 UTC by dogsbody_d » (Master)

Hmm. Does it. "Language" you say. "Greatly distinguishes" you say.

So if you can't speak, you're not human?

Oh, and more plugging of your site again eh?

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