Semantic Perception Theory and Pavlov’s ‘Two  Signal Systems’

  • Kekang HeEmail author
Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


In addition to several theories of child language development introduced in the first chapter, which is closely related to the acquisition process of child language, there is another theory. Although it does not belong to theories of child language development, it has a direct relationship with human perception and learning process. This theory is Pavlov’s ‘Two Signal Systems.’ It has a significant influence on the acquisition process of child language and has a particular relationship with the theory of language perception. We must pay enough attention to it. In order to illustrate the relationship between ‘Two Signal Systems’ and Semantic Perception Theory, it is necessary to understand the historical background, basic content, and neurophysiological mechanism of ‘Two Signal Systems’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Technology InstituteBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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