PROOF OF INTUITION…

I would just love to thank a man by the name of Keeley – for putting some proof in my pudding…sorry I missed his first name. Anyway, he is a member of a group called the polyglots – – a group of people who meet and have mastered the art of learning many languages with admirable proficiency. I’ve been looking for these people even though I was unaware that they existed.
To get to the point immediately, Keeley has literally set out to prove that learning a language proficiently – or intuitively, as I would describe it – is hardly subject to the classic “critical period” for learning ANOTHER language in the early stages of life and learning. Also, there is further evidence that our abilities change very little over the years, or the course of life. In this recent article I read on the BBC News site, Keeley who was interviewed for this article, explained many factors about the challenges of learning a new language and highlighted a trait that he described as an “emotional salient” (if I remember correctly ~ I’ve been looking for the article to read it again and was unable to find it). Let it suffice to say that I think he and I would be agreeing when considering the poor efficiency “salience” of Americans when it comes to learning other languages. That is to say that too many Americans claim that they are “not good” when it comes to learning other languages. This I blame predominantly on our education system…. But I’m on THAT soapbox all the time, this issue here is how Intuition works for any skill or ability, and how we ought to be able to make Intuition work for us in any new knowledge endeavors.
There are many dynamics to Intuition, but there are some fundamentally rigorous elements about it that ought to have a substantial role in the ways we learn throughout our lives, or our lifetimes.
What Keeley is definitely correct about is that the critical period for learning another language proficiently – or intuitively – is a load of poppycock. WHY is this so ??? Because one of the most rigorous elemental mechanical factors of Intuition is the ability to transfer knowledge between skills – or from one skill to another, even completely different or diverse skills. But without any doubts, the mechanics Intuition should at least be easily transferable within a similar skills set.
The point is that (virtually) all of us have all learned at least ONE (Mother Tongue) language INTUITIVELY, therefore learning another language intuitively and proficiently, with the right language learning tools and methods, ought to be logically feasible. So yes, Keeley’s insight and assumption about learning another language proficiently during the so-called “critical period” of early learning is hogwash — and that the parameters for learning another language proficiently merely need to be put into practice.
HOWEVER, Keeley has forgotten one very important thing – – in order to learn a language, or “another” language proficiently – or intuitively – you would have still had to have learned “a” language of some sort during the “critical period” of early cognitive development, otherwise it would be difficult to learn language of any kind. In other words, as already mentioned, learning “another” language proficiently – or intuitively – comes on the heels of having learned a language intuitively during the “critical period” of learning language to begin with (as has been evidenced by Feral Children).
That is to say that cognitive functions, which are inextricably linked with language functions and intuitive intelligence would all be severely impaired, because they are fundamentally and essentially inseparable. These early intuitive critical learning period factors do need to be incorporated for other traits and features of our destined intuitive intelligence capabilities – in other words, we should be able to learn other skills intuitively and proficiently, just as it is proven capable that we can learn other languages proficiently and intuitively. Other traits, such as Common Sense, Critical Thinking, Quantum Reasoning – are also rooted in this “emotional salient” factor described by Keeley, otherwise we miss the applications of advanced intuitive intelligence, which are applicable to all skills and abilities. The literacy factors for overall intuitive intelligence do indeed depend on the “critical period” of early cognitive development – and what that means is that the features of advanced frontal lobe intuitive processing must be fundamentally included in the semantics and syntaxes of language development in the first place – in the “critical period”, meaning that however many languages we may learn, we will still only be able to bring our own limited brand of common sense and intuitive reasoning to the other languages we learn.
The good news is that – and I believe the article, and/or Keeley pointed this out, learning other languages can help us see reasoning and logic as it may be professed or described in other languages and cultures. When we can bend or flex our cultural, linguistic and cognitive emotions to embrace other concepts, then we are certainly working on our intuitions, which is our destiny, and languages, especially learning new languages can help us do that, because it is a critical factor in exercising our intuitions – and language would be our best tool for doing that, since it is the one sure thing that we originally learned intuitively without restraint or preconceived concepts. Incidentally, this is also a factor for learning new information about anything, and how we can make intuition work for us.
Notwithstanding this one overlooked factor of Keeley’s, I would love to follow this group of polyglots to Berlin, or wherever else in the world they conduct their meetings. I hope more Americans can learn the benefits of learning other languages – there’s nothing un-patriotic about learning other languages, it shows a great deal of intellectual flexibility, and our education system certainly needs an overhaul when it comes to learning foreign languages. This could even be one key element in the course of “reforming” our education system – but while we’re talking about it, so does this “reformation” include understanding the early-intuitive-cognitive-critical-period of establishing intuitive intelligence for EVERYTHING, because early learning is the Foundation for Everything in life, and we can hardly discount the fact that 90% of the brain develops during these early critical years. It makes sense then to establish the ALL the traits and features of lifetime learning during this “critical period” so that we can efficiently and intuitively learn lots and lots of things – and most of all how communicating with others IS an emotionally salient requirement for human relationships, and it is trusting communication in relationships that make the world go round in ways that we all undoubtedly desire – relationships full of peace, prosperity and potential.
Signing off ’till next time. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, from COGNITIVOLOGY

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