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Folk culture and cognitive sciences
Issue 36

Abdullah Al Amiri
Morocco

The cognitive sciences have developed and there have been significant changes to fields such as linguistics, neuropsychology, the humanities, biology and artificial intelligence.

Folk culture is, to a great extent, related to the changes in cognitive sciences; this is known as the ‘formal theory of cognition’, which includes linguistic and folk knowledge because it is believed that the components of folk culture - customs, traditions and folkloric images - are related to humans’ biological systems.

Human biology is designed to adapt to the elements in a certain cultural environment. This helps to create cultural-environmental harmony.
Here, we address the requirements of folk culture and its relationship to ontological connotations within the framework of cognitive structure. We also address the cognitive-biological relationship by looking at mental and psychological factors and the principle of adaptation.

Lastly, we address the relationship between the cultural and linguistic norm and cognitive norms.