George Lakoff lectures at the International House at U.C. Berkeley on “Retaking Political Discourse.” Recorded December 1, 2011 as part of the I-House’s ‘Globalization Series’ lectures.
Lakoff is well known for the theoretic foundation on embodied neurocognition in neuroscience as part of the neurolinguistic perspective. He stressed the connection between how we experience sensations by the body and the working on the brain. Our perception (what we know) is not only by what we see, but connected to the physical senses.
In this lecture he makes a relationship between cognitive science that we get from the brain and the body in relation to political issues in contemporary society.