The distinction between the S[ensory]-M[otor] S[ystem] and the C[ognitive] S[ystem] in humans is increasingly being broken down by the consideration of embodied cognition; sensory-motor mechanisms have evolved to serve new roles in cognition and language (Barton, 2012), initially as a byproduct of neural reorganization. The genome is without a doubt one of the factors, along with the environment and development, to bear in mind when accounting for the evolution and emergence of human cognition; thus, also for the study of language evolution and the search for an outline of human and language specificity.
|Title of host publication||The Evolution of Language|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10)|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 2 Dec 2013 → …
|Conference||10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language|
|Period||2/12/13 → …|