David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):296-297 (2006)
The uniqueness of human cognition and language has long been linked to systematic changes in developmental timing. Selection for postnatal skeletal ossification resulted in progressive prolongation of universal patterns of primate growth, lengthening infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Language emerged as communication increased in complexity within and between communities rather than from selection for some unique features of childhood or adolescence, or both.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Patricia J. Brooks & Sonia Ragir (2008). Prolonged Plasticity: Necessary and Sufficient for Language-Ready Brains. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):514-515.
Derek Bickerton (2006). Language Use, Not Language, is What Develops in Childhood and Adolescence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):280-281.
Barbara J. King (2006). Apes, Humans, and M. C. Escher: Uniqueness and Continuity in the Evolution of Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):289-290.
John L. Locke & Barry Bogin (2006). Life History and Language: Selection in Development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):301-311.
Robert M. Seyfarth & Dorothy L. Cheney (2008). Primate Social Knowledge and the Origins of Language. Mind and Society 7 (1):129-142.
Glenn E. Weisfeld (2006). Uniqueness of Human Childhood and Adolescence? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):298-299.
Chris Knight & Camilla Power (2006). Words Are Not Costly Displays: Shortcomings of a Testosterone-Fuelled Model of Language Evolution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):290-291.
Stephen J. Cowley (2006). Interaction Promotes Cognition: The Rise of Childish Minds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):283-283.
Christian Emden (2005). Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body. University of Illinois Press.
John L. Locke & Barry Bogin (2006). Language and Life History: A New Perspective on the Development and Evolution of Human Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):259-280.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #292,059 of 1,725,558 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,436 of 1,725,558 )
How can I increase my downloads?