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ERIC Number: ED313730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-20
Pages: 14
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The Modular Mind and Intrapersonal Communication Processes.
Stacks, Don W.
Based on a prior model on modularity of the brain, a new modular model of intrapersonal communication was developed which focuses on brain processing, encompassing both the structures and the functions of those structures in the creation of messages. The modular mind is a bio-social model of communication which presupposes a relationship between the function and structure such that one cannot be examined without the other. Communicative focus necessarily centers on the functions associated with brain modules, how they receive, process and communicate the stimuli (information) with which they work. The processing mechanisms and modular networks interact to produce hemispheric modular cooperation and dissonance, the brain's way of sorting information used to produce perceptions and messages. Several issues arising from holographic theory, dissipative structure, and chaos theory may produce new directions for both theory and research in intrapersonal communication. (Forty-six references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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