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Tests by Ladefoged showed speech and language dependence on feedback without exception. Human DNA needs cellular feedback for active protein. Human endurance under feedback impoverishment has been proved lower than for fasting. The role of feedback in language processing can be posited to approximate a drive.

The term language processing does not mean we only operate on inputs or outputs. Language psychology approves of generative linguistics to state that humans can create own discourse. Neural processing phenomena are indispensable for language generation or origination, production as well as perception.

We can think about the inner feedback on an example. Even if consciously wearing headphones, we reflexly raise our voices to speak, unless we have exercised not to do so. Speaking loud is an intuitive way to compensate for a limitation in auditory feedback. It is also a feedback capacity to learn to keep own voice down, despite auricular obstruction.

The Hodgkin-Huxley hypothesis has lost prominence in neurophysiological study as a mathematical model. Cellular feedback processes remain a fact, also for entire nervous systems. In unimpeded humans, the inner requirement for natural feedback processes approximates a drive, feedback interference potentially to result in drive-like or driven behaviors, particularly in humans of altered cognitive scopes.

I either formed the footnotes independently, or based them on the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Fourth Edition, 2006, 2000), marked AHD4. Please mind that a thesis never is meant to be a compendium. It presents facts and compares theory to an extent allowing to posit the thesis. For details, refer to medical, psychological, and linguistic resources.

The text is free for fair use, that is, criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, and research, provided that reference to the author is retained. I am open to comments or questions at the e-mail address enclosed.

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Teresa Pelka



The website is still under construction. For the thesis without footnotes, please go http://languageandfeedback.weebly.com/


A principled occurrence to become affirmed in neurophysiological as well as psychological aspects of human living, dependence on feedback functions can be acknowledged to approximate a drive, the relevant instinct being that for self-preservation.

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Chapter 1. Neurophysiology of feedback

Positive and negative feedback processes have been evidenced in human nervous systems already at the level of the single cell during electric potential change.

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Chapter 2.The role of feedback in language learning

Focus to learning by an individual person might impel a revised intellection on feedback that would consider a return to part the input.

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Chapter 3. The role of feedback in language use

Program and feedback can be compared for a neuro-behavioral priority in language, the human instinct to self-sustain to be the reference.

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Chapter 4. Feedback deficiency and language impediment

Conscious human experience is impossible without a human mind. The neural reality of the brain is indispensable for the working of the structure. The working is highly feedback-mediated.

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The role of feedback in language processing can be posited to approximate a drive. Psychologically, a drive is an inner urge to stimulate response, incite or repress action, as well as a basic and instinctive need.

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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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