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On the Interaction of Information and Matter: The Case Study about the Language and Brain

Version 1 : Received: 29 December 2018 / Approved: 31 December 2018 / Online: 31 December 2018 (10:17:25 CET)

How to cite: Chen, L.; Liu, Y.; Chen, J.; Li, X.; Di, Z. On the Interaction of Information and Matter: The Case Study about the Language and Brain. Preprints 2018, 2018120365 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0365.v1). Chen, L.; Liu, Y.; Chen, J.; Li, X.; Di, Z. On the Interaction of Information and Matter: The Case Study about the Language and Brain. Preprints 2018, 2018120365 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0365.v1).

Abstract

Since matter, energy and information are the three major components of the world, is there an interaction between information and matter? In the present work, the coevolution of human language and brain is taken as a case of interaction between information and brain. Some evidence that may show interactions between human language and brain revealed by previous researches is summarized in this paper, such as the language areas in the cerebral cortex of the modern human brain, the evolution of human language and brain in human history, and the genetic basis for the evolution of language. Based on the evidence, a dynamic model is developed to investigate the possible mechanism of coevolution of human language and brain. In the model, human language development and brain development reinforce each other: the developmental level of language can be promoted by advances in brain function due to language-related gene mutations, in turn, whether such mutations are selected positively can be influenced by the current developmental level of language. The coevolution of human language and brain can be taken as a case of interaction between information and matter.

Subject Areas

information; matter; language; brain; evolution

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