The role of motor-sensory feedback in the evolution of mind

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):132-133 (2008)
Seemingly small changes in brain organization can have revolutionary consequences for function. An example is evolution's application of the primate action-planning mechanism to the management of communicative sequences. When feedback from utterances reaches the brain again through a mechanism that evolved to monitor action sequences, it makes another pass through the brain, amplifying the human power of thinking
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