Can you introduce yourself without words?

 

Home sapiens owe our sense of self to language- and vice versa. Try introducing yourself without using words- only actions and gestures.

Go on, try it.

The human experience of self, a phenomenon we owe to language- and several scholars argue thus- at least in part.

These arguments are within the ambit of cognitive science & suggest that the human sense of self is largely an outgrowth of our linguistic abilities. 

Comments, thoughts welcome on the subject- a detailed post follows.

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