chapter  10
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• 10 • The language of splitting

Just to remind ourselves, things begin to be recognized for what they are when they become ‘classified’, as Hayek put it, when the memory-traces of sensory stimuli combine, creating more central processes in the association cortex. There they become integrated (1) with messages which give information about body movement and posture, and also integrated (2) with messages which give information about chemical states, which contribute to what we eventually learn to recognize as emotions, and also integrated (3) with the memory-traces of previous messages which used part of the same neural structure.