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C. H. McCloy Lecture: symbols, conventions, games, Eleanor Metheny, and the evolution of human intelligence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23930538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this essay I argue that Eleanor Metheny was ahead of her time when she argued that nonverbal physical activities carry symbolic meanings and are, for that reason and others, intellectually impressive. I compare her theories on the symbolic process with something that might be called the "conventional process." I will show why conventional logic rather than symbolic reasoning tells us more about the way intelligence evolved and the potentially impressive role played by games in the advance of human civilization.
Authors:
Scott Kretchmar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Lectures    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-12     Completed Date:  2013-09-19     Revised Date:  2013-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 268-K Rec Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA. rsk1@psu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Humans
Intelligence
Kinesics
Movement*
Sports
Symbolism*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Eleanor Metheny

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