Accelerated regions and the language faculty

Carmen Saldana

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Evolution of Language
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10)
EditorsHannah Cornish
PublisherWorld Scientific
ISBN (Print)9789814603621
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Dec 2013 → …


Conference10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Period2/12/13 → …


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