Towards a neurosemiotics of friendship

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Using the phenomenon of friendship as a case, the possibilities of a neurosemiotics of friendship is investigated by analysing ongoing research in cognitive social neuroscience on friendship. Neurosemiotics, both as a field dealing with particular semiosic processes that are neurobiologically based, and as an approach to the knowledge gained in neuroscience interpreting its semiosis of inquiry and dissemination, can help us better understand the construct of friendship having a neural basis. Thus, the finding that "neural similarity predict friendship", analysed as an instance of a propositional dicisign, can be true or false, depending on how prediction and friendship is interpreted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Semiosis and the Brain
EditorsAdolfo M. García , Augustín Ibáñez
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationNew York, N.Y.
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)9780367509163, 9781032355610
ISBN (Electronic)9781003051817
Publication statusPublished - 2023
SeriesRoutledge Handbooks In Linguistics

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