By Derrick de Kerckhove, Charles J. Lumsden
This booklet is a end result of the recommendation significant key to ward realizing cognition in any complicated tradition is to be present in the relationships among processing orthographies, lan guage, and suggestion. during this publication, the individuals try and take in basic terms step one, particularly to examine that there are trustworthy con stancies one of the interactions among a given form of writing and particular mind methods. And, one of the attainable mind methods that may be investigated, just one it appears uncomplicated factor is being explored: specifically, no matter if the lateralization of examining and writing to the ideal in totally phonemic alphabets is the results of formalized yet primarily random occurrences, or no matter if a few physiological determinants are at play. the unique undertaking was once even more complex. it all started with Derrick de Kerckhove's try to determine a connection among the increase of the alphabetic tradition in Athens and the advance of a theatrical culture in that urban from round the finish of the sixth century B. c. to the Roman conquest. The underlying assumption, first proposed in a talk with Marshall McLuhan, was once that the Greek alphabet used to be chargeable for a basic switch within the psychology of the Athenians and that the construction of the nice tragedies of Greek theatre used to be one of those cultural reaction to a con dition of deep mental crisis.