ON THE DIFFERENCE OF COGNITIVE AND SEMIOTIC (SIGN) PROCESSES: AN EXPERIMENTAL ARGUMENT
Vdovichenko A. V.
The data obtained during the experiment “Striking the edge of the table with an elbow” makes it possible to observe the differences in cognitive and semiotic (including word-containing) processes. The main difference is that cognitive activity is not aimed at changing external cognitive states and therefore does not need signs. The semiotic actor does not feel the need to explicate his own modes of consciousness for himself, while in order to indirectly influence a thinkable outsider addressee, the demonstration of his actional (“influencing”) status is a necessary condition for successful influence.
cognitive process ◆ sign process ◆ word-containing influence ◆ sign ◆ experiment ◆ communicative model ◆ language model ◆ actional state of consciousness ◆ semiotic actor