About this Program

1. Spirit of this program:

The most important motive that gave rise to this program is the amount of people who wish to learn English via digital tools, and yet, they have not fulfilled their goal because most online options are inaccessible, discouraging, confusing, limited or ineffective. Thus, I set out to develop a web platform that is much more amicable than most extant choices. The core qualities that I aspire for this project to accomplish are those of being maximally accessible, engaging, intuitive, autonomous, flexible, and effective


2. The name of this program

The name "English Cortex" refers to the fact that language resides, revolves, and evolves in the brain. This program takes everything we know from cognitive neurolinguistics theory and applies it to language learning: Distributed networks of representation, long-term neural potentiation, neural semantic networks, complex domain matrices, mirror neurons, spreading activation, neural pathways, neural coactivation, abductive reasoning, cognitive states, mental spaces, conceptual prototypes, plasticity, experientialism, multimodality, perspectivization, symbolization, iconicity, indexicality, embodied, embedded, enactive, extended, and shared cognition, episodic and working memory, semantic and procedural memory, spatial memory and navigation, cognitive maps, and so forth.

Our brains contain about 86,000,000,000 (eighty-six billion) neurons; each neuron is connected from 1,000 to 10,000 other neurons; this wiring results in about 100,000,000,000,000 (one hundred trillion) connections. Language is one of its most complex and interconnected tasks, and experientialism is the best possible way to reprogram these circuits; hence, this program aims at wiring and rewiring both old and new neural networks so that you can speak, listen, read, and write in English.

It is my hope that this site accomplishes its mission, and we can all move forward as competent users of this marvelous language.

English Cortex

Multimodal Experientialism