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  1. Plasticity, Innateness, and the Path to Language in the Primate Brain.Erin Hecht - 2018 - Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 19 (1-2):54-69.
    Many researchers consider language to be definitionally unique to humans. However, increasing evidence suggests that language emerged via a series of adaptations to neural systems supporting earlier capacities for visuomotor integration and manual action. This paper reviews comparative neuroscience evidence for the evolutionary progression of these adaptations. An outstanding question is how to mechanistically explain the emergence of new capacities from pre-existing circuitry. One possibility is that human brains may have undergone selection for greater plasticity, reducing the extent to which (...)
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  • Language and Embodiment—Or the Cognitive Benefits of Abstract Representations.Nikola A. Kompa - forthcoming - Mind and Language.
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  • Seeking Synthesis: The Integrative Problem in Understanding Language and Its Evolution.Rick Dale, Christopher T. Kello & P. Thomas Schoenemann - 2016 - Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (2):371-381.
    We discuss two problems for a general scientific understanding of language, sequences and synergies: how language is an intricately sequenced behavior and how language is manifested as a multidimensionally structured behavior. Though both are central in our understanding, we observe that the former tends to be studied more than the latter. We consider very general conditions that hold in human brain evolution and its computational implications, and identify multimodal and multiscale organization as two key characteristics of emerging cognitive function in (...)
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  • Creativity, Brain, and Art: Biological and Neurological Considerations.Dahlia W. Zaidel - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
  • Gender Identification of Human Cortical 3-D Morphology Using Hierarchical Sparsity.Zhiguo Luo, Chenping Hou, Lubin Wang & Dewen Hu - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.
  • Consciousness and Moral Responsibility.Felipe De Brigard - 2015 - Analysis 75 (4):661-667.
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  • Brain Asymmetry in the White Matter Making and Globularity.Constantina Theofanopoulou - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  • The Codes of Recognition.Louis J. Goldberg & Leonard A. Rosenblum - 2014 - Biosemiotics 7 (2):279-298.
    This paper is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the manner in which the components of the face recognition system work together so that a perceiver, within several hundred milliseconds after seeing a familiar face, is able to both identify the face of the perceived and recall elements of the history of past encounters with the perceived. Face recognition plays a crucial role in enabling both human and nonhuman primates to interact in collaborative social groups. This critical function (...)
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  • Variability, Flexibility and Constraint: Towards the Evolutionary Roots of Teaching.Michael Chazan - 2018 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9 (4):799-806.
    This article considers the evolutionary roots of education in the hominin lineage drawing on the variability selection hypothesis. The variability selection hypothesis emphasizes adaptation to a variable environment and flexible behavior. However, the archaeological record indicates that there are some structuring factors including learned technical skill and knowledge, trends in the progressive development of technology, and the contextual influence on the adaptive advantage conferred by learning versus trial and error. Thus, the flexibility of hominin behavior includes both the ability to (...)
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  • Social Vision: Functional Forecasting and the Integration of Compound Social Cues.Reginald B. Adams & Kestutis Kveraga - 2015 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 6 (4):591-610.
    For decades the study of social perception was largely compartmentalized by type of social cue: race, gender, emotion, eye gaze, body language, facial expression etc. This was partly due to good scientific practice, and partly due to assumptions that each type of social cue was functionally distinct from others. Herein, we present a functional forecast approach to understanding compound social cue processing that emphasizes the importance of shared social affordances across various cues. We review the traditional theories of emotion and (...)
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