The role of feedback in language processing

We may associate philology with a study of poetry and other literary forms. However, philology embraces also linguistics, and linguistic work has progressed into the neural reality of language. Naturally, dissecting brains in order to analyze language would be absurd. Intellective approach to facts of neurology yet may add valuable insight in language phenomena. I am an English philology M.A., specialized in American English and psycholinguistics. The content is my authorial presentation.

Human language skills depend on specific brain regions. These brain areas as well as the entire nervous system need natural, internal, physiological feedback processes for functioning. Individual requirement for these feedback phenomena approximates a drive in unimpeded humans, altered feedback capacities potentially to result in drive-like or even driven behavioral sequences.

The thesis has nothing to do with “programming” theories on the human mind. On the contrary, it defends a view on human inner feedback capacities as dominant owing to their role to the self-preservation instinct; feel welcome to see The myth of mind control.

As probably every master’s thesis, the work is matter-of-fact: these are the grounds of science to affirm behaviorism as a failure.

The feedback performance discussed in the thesis does not mean the evaluative or opinion-related responses that everyday language use connotes. The notion of a drive does not involve sex-related behaviors.

I defended “The role of feedback in language processing” in the year 2000, supervised by professor Stanisław Puppel. I was not aware of MK Ultra or the technologies it was later revealed to have occasioned. However, there is not any reason to change my work, which further validates the psycholinguistic premise.


All rights reserved. The author reserves the right of translation.

The work is an intellective outcome based on legally available printed resources which are all acknowledged in the bibliography. The thesis did not involve, as well as does not require, any experiments.

The thesis does not support biofeedback and other artificial feedback techniques or technologies. In the light of the importance of the natural processes, such techniques or technologies might prove harmful.

The website is still under construction.


Human language processing can be viewed as human processing of information. With the concepts of processing of options, a processing unit, a program, and a control hierarchy being necessary for any consideration of information processing phenomena, the use of terminology associated with computer science should not be understood as an attempt to draw close an analogy, as natural language remains a scope of skill unmatched by artificial intelligence. Therefore, human physiology shall be the primary area of reference for the following discussion of the role of feedback in language behavior.



4 Comments on “Home”

    • teresapelka Says:

      Hi, never read the ‘Lingua ex Machina’, will take a look some time later.

      My thesis does not support behaviorist or program oriented approaches to language. To the contrary, it defends the view that the natural feedback capacities are indispensable for language – they are as important as the DNA for human sustention.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  1. Adam Warren Says:

    This is really impressive. I am going to bookmark this page and journey into it as time allows.
    I sense that digital engineering does mimic aspects of brain behaviour, and that neurochemistry is probably digital in some respects (“fire|don’t fire”…). I shall look further into your thesis to see if this idea of mine stands up to your analysis.
    Thank you.

    With kind regards,

    Adam Warren, FRSA.

    • teresapelka Says:

      I don’t think human information processing would be digital: the term “information” is much older than information technologies. Neurons have the all-or-none type of response. Already at local levels, the nervous system makes information pools to overcome the limitations of the option-ridden response, however.

      Thank you for reading.


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