Beyond Culture - Chapter 12, Imagery and Memory Summary & Analysis

Edward T. Hall
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The human extension of language has led to the extension transference of language being synonymous with intelligence. Verbal facility is unnecessarily emphasized in education at the expense of other parts of man's mind. There are many examples of cerebral activity, in both humans and animals, which are not expressed in verbal form. Visual and auditory memory skills of humans have been widely studied at the expense of other memory systems, such as body movement, olfactory, and tactile senses, which all form part of the whole human experience.

Modern man uses different and distinct sensory systems in the realization of his external world. Different individuals use their senses in different ways to record various aspects of their existences. Various famous authors and musicians demonstrate the large number and variety of different sensory specializations. This leads to the conclusion that verbal...

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