- animal spirits = "entities" that enable movement of muscles and nerves
- Descartes chose the pineal gland as the place where the soul and body meet because there's only one,
and it's close to the ventricles
- John Hewlings Jackson was against the modularity of language because he studied patients
- we can't trick our perceptual systems, so even if we know it's an illusion, our perception is still duped
- garden path: the old man the boat
- we put "the old man" together, even though "man" is the verb
- semantics are different from syntax. "colorless green ideas sleep furiously" is syntactically well-formed,
but makes no sense. "big blue flowers blossom frequently" is the same syntactically, but makes sense.
- sometimes, sentences prime us for particular contexts: "fbi" + "bug" = electronic bug. "spider" + "bug"
= creepy crawly
- test reaction times: your lexical access is content-insensitive (priming doesn't make you react any
quicker) at time one (after "bugs"), but it does have an effect at time two (under the desk/in the corner)
- you compare the reaction time within th