A Brain for Speech: A View from Evolutionary Neuroanatomy by Francisco Aboitiz PDF

By Francisco Aboitiz

ISBN-10: 1137540591

ISBN-13: 9781137540591

This publication discusses evolution of the human mind, the beginning of speech and language. It covers earlier and current views at the contentious factor of the purchase of the language potential. Divided into components, this insightful paintings covers numerous features of the human mind together with the language-specific community, the scale of the human mind, its lateralization of features and interhemispheric integration, specifically the phonological loop. Aboitiz argues that it's the phonological loop that allowed us to extend our vocal reminiscence capability and to generate a shared semantic area that gave upward thrust to trendy language. the second one half examines the neuroanatomy of the monkey mind, vocal studying birds like parrots, emergent proof of vocal studying capacities in mammals, reflect neurons, and the ecological and social context within which speech advanced in our early ancestors. This book's interdisciplinary subject will attract students of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, biology and history.

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