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comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Yes, I apologize. Pay walls for such information, often paid for by public taxes, are an annoying aspect of modern scientific culture.
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comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
I believe the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (known more generally as linguistic relativity) touches on this. You might also be interested in and outdated theory called Bicameralism. Probably wrong, but interesting and possibly still somehow relevant.
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comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Hopefully I've satisfied your request in my answer below.
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comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Well, depending on what you accept as evidence, the infants of great apes are able to recognize themselves in a mirror before human infants can, developmentally, and it probably has more to do with self-monitoring circuits developing than language.
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comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
do you literally mean self-awareness or do you mean consciousness in general?
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reviewed No Action Needed Does stress impair your short term memory?
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reviewed Approve Is the Myer Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) a reasonable scientific theory?
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reviewed Approve Relation between Nengo, SPA and NEF with respect to other Neural Models
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comment Why do people get “too old to learn”?
Who do you think it is underestimated by? Society in general or researchers? I would argue that most people studying behavior account for it. The general method for teasing environmental from genetic traits is monozygotic twin studies. Here is one such study, Here is another, and Here is a review on the "use it or lose it" perspective.
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comment Why do people get “too old to learn”?
I'm sure environment plays a significant role, but the biological role is well documented.
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