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  1. The Evolution of Foresight: What is Mental Time Travel, and is It Unique to Humans?Thomas Suddendorf & Michael C. Corballis - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (3):299-313.
    In a dynamic world, mechanisms allowing prediction of future situations can provide a selective advantage. We suggest that memory systems differ in the degree of flexibility they offer for anticipatory behavior and put forward a corresponding taxonomy of prospection. The adaptive advantage of any memory system can only lie in what it contributes for future survival. The most flexible is episodic memory, which we suggest is part of a more general faculty of mental time travel that allows us not only (...)
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    On the Evolution of Language and Generativity.Michael C. Corballis - 1992 - Cognition 44 (3):197-226.
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    On the Biological Basis of Human Laterality: I. Evidence for a Maturational Left–Right Gradient.Michael C. Corballis & Michael J. Morgan - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (2):261-269.
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    Laterality and Human Evolution.Michael C. Corballis - 1989 - Psychological Review 96 (3):492-505.
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    Mental Time Travel: A Case for Evolutionary Continuity.Michael C. Corballis - 2013 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (1):5-6.
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    On the Biological Basis of Human Laterality: II. The Mechanisms of Inheritance.Michael J. Morgan & Michael C. Corballis - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (2):270-277.
  7. From Mouth to Hand: Gesture, Speech, and the Evolution of Right-Handedness.Michael C. Corballis - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):199-208.
    The strong predominance of right-handedness appears to be a uniquely human characteristic, whereas the left-cerebral dominance for vocalization occurs in many species, including frogs, birds, and mammals. Right-handedness may have arisen because of an association between manual gestures and vocalization in the evolution of language. I argue that language evolved from manual gestures, gradually incorporating vocal elements. The transition may be traced through changes in the function of Broca's area. Its homologue in monkeys has nothing to do with vocal control, (...)
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    Language Evolution: A Changing Perspective.Michael C. Corballis - 2017 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 21 (4):229-236.
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    Recursion, Language, and Starlings.Michael C. Corballis - 2007 - Cognitive Science 31 (4):697-704.
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    The Lopsided Ape: Evolution of the Generative Mind.Michael C. Corballis - 1991 - Oup Usa.
    A detailed account of human language and evolution, reconciling the apparent dichotomy between humans and all other animals. Focuses on the speculative presence of a Generative Assembly Device, unique to Homo sapiens.
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    The Generation of Generativity: A Response to Bloom.Michael C. Corballis - 1994 - Cognition 51 (2):191-198.
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    Language, Memory, and Mental Time Travel: An Evolutionary Perspective.Michael C. Corballis - 2019 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13.
  13. The Cognitive Ontogeny of Tool Making in Children: The Role of Inhibition and Hierarchical Structuring.Gökhan Gönül, Ece Kamer Takmaz, Annette Hohenberger & Michael Corballis - 2018 - Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 1 (173):222-238.
    During the last decade, the ontogeny of tool making has received growing attention in the literature on tool-related behaviors. However, the cognitive demands underlying tool making are still not clearly understood. In this cross-sectional study of 52 Turkish preschool children from 3 to 6 years of age, the roles of executive function (response inhibition), ability to form hierarchical representations (hierarchical structuring), and social learning were investigated with the hook task previously used with children and animals. In this task, children needed (...)
     
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    Precursors to Language.Michael Corballis - 2018 - Topoi 37 (2):297-305.
    One view of language is that it emerged in a single step in Homo sapiens, and depended on a radical transformation of human thought, involving symbolic representations and computational rules for combining them. I argue instead that language should be viewed as a communication system for the sharing of thoughts, and that thought processes themselves evolved well before the capacity to share them. One property often considered unique to language is generativity—the capacity to generate a potentially infinite variety of sentences. (...)
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    The Wandering Rat: Response to Suddendorf.Michael C. Corballis - 2013 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (4):152-152.
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    Recognition of Disoriented Shapes.Michael C. Corballis - 1988 - Psychological Review 95 (1):115-123.
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    Mental Time Travel Across the Disciplines: The Future Looks Bright.Thomas Suddendorf & Michael C. Corballis - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (3):335-345.
    There is a growing interest in mental time travel in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and evolutionary psychology. Here we review current issues in each of these disciplines. To help move the debates forward we name and distinguish 15 key hypotheses about mental time travel. We argue that foresight has for too long lived in the shadows of research on memory and call for further research efforts.
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    The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution.Michael C. Corballis & S. E. G. Lea - 1999 - Oxford University Press, Usa.
    To most people it seems obvious that there are major mental differences between ourselves and other species, but there is considerable debate over exactly how special our minds are, in what respects, and which were the critical evolutionary events that have shaped us. Some researchers claimlanguage as a solely human, even defining, attribute, while others claim that only humans are truly conscious. These questions have been explored mainly by archaeologists and anthropologists until recently, but this volume aims to show what (...)
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  19. The Evolution of Consciousness.Michael C. Corballis - 2007 - In Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch & Evan Thompson (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 571--595.
     
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    Mirror-Image Equivalence and Interhemispheric Mirror-Image Reversal.Michael C. Corballis - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    The Evolution of Lateralized Brain Circuits.Michael C. Corballis - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    The Genetics and Evolution of Handedness.Michael C. Corballis - 1997 - Psychological Review 104 (4):714-727.
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    Brain Twisters and Hand Wringers.Michael C. Corballis - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (2):331-336.
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    The Origins of Modernity: Was Autonomous Speech the Critical Factor?Michael C. Corballis - 2004 - Psychological Review 111 (2):543-552.
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    The Gradual Evolution of Language.Michael C. Corballis - 2014 - Humana Mente 7 (27).
    Language is commonly held to be unique to humans, and to have emerged suddenly in a single “great leap forward” within the past 100,000 years. The view is profoundly anti-Darwinian, and I propose instead a framework for understanding how language might have evolved incrementally from our primate heritage. One major proposition is that language evolved from manual action, with vocalization emerging as the dominant mode late in hominin evolution. The second proposition has to do with the role of language as (...)
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    Toward an Evolutionary Perspective on Hemispheric Specialization.Michael C. Corballis - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):69-70.
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    FOXP2 and the Mirror System.Michael C. Corballis - 2004 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8 (3):95-96.
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    Access to Elements of a Memorized List.Michael C. Corballis, John Kirby & Avrum Miller - 1972 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 94 (2):185.
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    Straw Monkeys.Michael C. Corballis - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):269-270.
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    Short-Term Memory and Coding Strategies in the Deaf.Graeme Wallace & Michael C. Corballis - 1973 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 99 (3):334-348.
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    Early Signs of Brain Asymmetry.Michael C. Corballis - 2013 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (11):554-555.
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    Psychology's Place in the Science of the Mind/Brain?Michael C. Corballis - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (3):363-373.
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    The Comparative Neuroprimatology 2018 Road Map for Research on How the Brain Got Language.Michael A. Arbib, Francisco Aboitiz, Judith M. Burkart, Michael C. Corballis, Gino Coudé, Erin Hecht, Katja Liebal, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, James Pustejovsky, Shelby S. Putt, Federico Rossano, Anne E. Russon, P. Thomas Schoenemann, Uwe Seifert, Katerina Semendeferi, Chris Sinha, Dietrich Stout, Virginia Volterra, Sławomir Wacewicz & Benjamin Wilson - 2018 - Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 19 (1-2):370-387.
    We present a new road map for research on “How the Brain Got Language” that adopts an EvoDevoSocio perspective and highlights comparative neuroprimatology – the comparative study of brain, behavior and communication in extant monkeys and great apes – as providing a key grounding for hypotheses on the last common ancestor of humans and monkeys and chimpanzees and the processes which guided the evolution LCA-m → LCA-c → protohumans → H. sapiens. Such research constrains and is constrained by analysis of (...)
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    Scanning and Decision Processes in Recognition Memory.Michael C. Corballis & Avrum Miller - 1973 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 98 (2):379.
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    Time on Our Hands: How Gesture and the Understanding of the Past and Future Helped Shape Language.Michael C. Corballis - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):517-517.
    Recognising that signed languages are true languages adds to the variety of forms that languages can take. Such recognition also allows one to differentiate those aspects of language that depend on the medium (voiced or signed) from those that depend on more cognitive aspects. At least some aspects of language, such as symbolic representation, time markers, and generativity, may derive from the communication of the products of mental time travel, and from the sharing of remembered past and planned future episodes.
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  36. Corrigendum: Hands on to Language: Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (2009), 45–46.Michael C. Corballis - 2009 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (5):193.
  37. The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution.Michael Corballis & Stephen E. G. Lea (eds.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press UK.
    '... this book to open up exciting new dimensions in the study of human evolution' Robin Dunbar School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool 'The book is billed as being of interest to a multi-disciplinary audience and meets its aim of befitting advanced students and researchers in evolutionary psychology, anthropology, evolution and palaeontology' QJEP Section BTo most people it seems obvious that there are major mental differences between ourselves and other species, but there is considerable debate over exactly how special our minds (...)
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  38. Descent of Mind.Michael Corballis & Stephen E. G. Lea (eds.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press UK.
    '... this book to open up exciting new dimensions in the study of human evolution' Robin Dunbar School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool 'The book is billed as being of interest to a multi-disciplinary audience and meets its aim of befitting advanced students and researchers in evolutionary psychology, anthropology, evolution and palaeontology' QJEP Section BTo most people it seems obvious that there are major mental differences between ourselves and other species, but there is considerable debate over exactly how special our minds (...)
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  39. Freeing Up the Mind.Michael Corballis - 2022 - Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 6 (1):79-92.
    Psychology has generally had a rather stunted view of the mind. In the behaviorist era it essentially denied the existence of mind altogether, and even the cognitive revolution seemed to promote a rigid view of the mind as tied to specific inputs. This began to change when Endel Tulving proposed episodic memory as the conscious replaying of past events-a conception that was later broadened into the more general concept of mental time travel: the ability to travel mentally backward and forward (...)
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  40. Morgan. 1978. On the Biological Basis of Human Laterality: I. Evidence for a Maturational Left-Right Gradient.Michael C. Corballis & J. Michael - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1:261-269.
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  41. The Dual-Brain Myth.Michael C. Corballis - 2007 - In Sergio Della Sala (ed.), Tall Tales About the Mind and Brain: Separating Fact From Fiction. Oxford University Press.
  42. The Darker Side.Michael C. Corballis - 2020 - Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 4 (1):23-26.
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  43. Taking Up Arms.Michael Corballis - 2007 - In Henri Cohen & Brigitte Stemmer (eds.), Consciousness and Cognition: Fragments of Mind and Brain. Elxevier Academic Press.
     
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  44. Joint and Individual Tool Making in Preschoolers: From Social to Cognitive Processes.Gökhan Gönül, Annette Hohenberger, Michael Corballis & Annette M. E. Henderson - 2019 - Social Development 4 (28):1037-1053.
    Tool making has been proposed as a key force in driving the complexity of human material culture. The ontogeny of tool‐related behaviors hinges on social, representational, and creative factors. In this study, we test the associations between these factors in development across two different cultures. Results of Study 1 with 5‐to‐6‐year‐old Turkish children in dyadic or individual settings show that tool making is facilitated by social interaction, hierarchical representation, and creative abilities. Results of a second explorative study comparing the Turkish (...)
     
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    Crossing the Rubicon: Behaviorism, Language, and Evolutionary Continuity.Michael C. Corballis - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Hands on to Language.Michael C. Corballis - 2009 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (2):45-46.
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    Corrigendum: Hands on to Language.Michael C. Corballis - 2009 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (5):193.
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    Is the Handedness Gene on the X Chromosome? Comment on Jones and Martin.Michael C. Corballis - 2001 - Psychological Review 108 (4):805-809.
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    Lending a Hand.Michael C. Corballis - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (1):185-186.
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    The Comparative Neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) Road Map for Research on How the Brain Got Language.Michael A. Arbib, Francisco Aboitiz, Judith M. Burkart, Michael Corballis, Gino Coudé, Erin Hecht, Katja Liebal, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, James Pustejovsky, Shelby Putt, Federico Rossano, Anne E. Russon, P. Thomas Schoenemann, Uwe Seifert, Katerina Semendeferi, Chris Sinha, Dietrich Stout, Virginia Volterra, Sławomir Wacewicz & Benjamin Wilson - 2018 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 19 (1-2):370-387.
    We present a new road map for research on “How the Brain Got Language” that adopts an EvoDevoSocio perspective and highlights comparative neuroprimatology – the comparative study of brain, behavior and communication in extant monkeys and great apes – as providing a key grounding for hypotheses on the last common ancestor of humans and monkeys and chimpanzees and the processes which guided the evolution LCA-m → LCA-c → protohumans → H. sapiens. Such research constrains and is constrained by analysis of (...)
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