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模仿在野外:它是什么和它是如何工作的

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A technique I call ‘advanced mimicry’ is the main indicator of humanity’s cognition to us, or at least to this seventeen-year-old student。

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Mimicry is defined as “the act, practice, or art of mimicking”。 This definition is almost self-referencing, so I feel the inclusion of the definition of mimicking, “apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative,” necessary。 The term ‘advanced’ is widely understood, but to avoid confusion and to develop continuity I am including the dictionary。com definition of the particular meaning the word has in this specific context。 The definition I’m using here is “ahead, far or further along in progress, complexity, knowledge, skill, etc。”
Combining these terms in “;spread-out” definition form accurately describes the technique I wish to discuss here。 In it’s most basic sense, ‘advanced mimicry’ describes imitating at a level that is more complex than other forms of imitation。

This description does not do the idea justice。 When I say that humanity’s cognition is due to the use of advanced mimicry, I do not mean that humanity is intelligent because it is better at copying than other species。 That’s ridiculous。 The idea has to do with early psychological development in children, the resultant psychological condition of the adults and linguistics。

To my understanding, the developmental process of cognitive ability works like this:
A child is conceived, already sharing genetic characteristics of both parents。 All input from this point onwards contributes to the psyche and physical characteristics of this person, from the variations in all the nutrients, minerals and toxins that the child intakes while growing in the mother, the sounds that penetrate the womb, to the day night cycles of the mother’s specific geographical locations。 The development is far more complex than I understand, but in the most basic of descriptions I can confidently state that literally everything about an environment works to shape us in fundamental ways。

Further along the timeline is the development of language。 The child is subjected to the language native to the environment since conception。 In the first 1-2 months, the child will begin ****** unintelligible noises, practicing replication of the sounds that it has been hearing throughout it****istence。 After somewhere between 18 months and 2 years the child will begin to speak almost coherently, attempting to form full words。 These attempts are widely regarded as the results of underdeveloped physical ability and mental abilities including emotional understanding, but I personally feel strongly that these sounds are the basis of developing the mimicry of language into what we call cognitive ability。